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Home Learning

Home learning will be posted on this page each week.

Week beginning 24.05.21

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding), or read a book from home if you prefer.
  • You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

Spellings for Monday 7th June:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 7th June. You have two weeks to practice these spellings!

This week Group A are learning words with a long /o/, /oo/ or /or/ sound, spelt with 'ough'. Group B are learning words with the digraphs 'ay' and 'oy', which come at the ends of words. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A

though

although

dough

through

breakthrough

thought

bought

brought

fought

ought

 

Group B

play

way

stay

today

says

boy

toy

enjoy

annoy

royal

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Half-term homework


Your time to choose!

 

OPTION 1: 

Next half term we will be learning all about Italy. Can you create a fact file or a leaflet which talks about all the most exciting and interesting parts of Italy?

You could think about the different landmarks, the food that Italians eat, the clothes they wear, the music they listen to, or even try learning some of their language! There are some great apps available to help you do this.

 

OPTION 2:

We have been creating sculptures using wire and clay this half term. Could you create a sculpture of a Roman soldier using a different type of material? You could recycle old materials from home such as bottles and cardboard to help create your sculpture. Don't forget to decorate it! 

Things to think about: the size of your sculpture; the position your soldier is stood in; how you are going to add colour.

 

House points will be awarded for children that complete their homework.

Have a great half term!

Week beginning 17.05.21

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding), or read a book from home if you prefer.
  • You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

Spellings for Monday 24th May:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 24th May. This week we are learning words that end with /shuhn/, spelt with 'cian'. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A

musician

politician

electrician

magician

mathematician

dietician

statistician

technician

clinician

beautician

 

Group B

during

earth

head

high

much

own

together

whole

year

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Maths

 

In Maths we have been learning about money. We have learnt that we can write money in the same way that we write a decimal, for example, instead of writing £5 and 25p we can write £5.25.

Your task: Mr Huthart is looking for a new playground design. You have a maximum budget of £100 to redesign the playground. Use catalogues or websites to find items that we could buy for the playground. You will have to be thrifty! Can you find anything second hand? Don't forget to add up the prices of the items you are buying, and make sure you don't go over the budget!

Challenge: Can you create a diagram to show what your playground design will look like? Make sure to include all of the things you have suggested the school should buy. You could draw this by hand or create it on a computer!

 

Everyone who completes their homework will earn a housepoint!

Week beginning 10.05.21

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding), or read a book from home if you prefer.
  • You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

Spellings for Monday 17th May:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 17th May. This week we are learning words that end with /shuhn/, spelt with 'tion'. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A

invention

injection

action

question

mention

attraction

translation

devotion

position

solution

 

Group B

better

both

different

light

other

second

still

those

young

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

History

 

This week we are learning about the Celt, Queen Boudicca and her fight against the Roman army. We will be creating pictures of her using pastels. 

Your task: Who was the Roman emperor at the time of Queen Boudicca's reign? Could you find an image of them and recreate their image? You can use anything you'd like to recreate the Roman emperor's image: paints, crayons, felt tips, tissue paper - you name it!

Challenge: How many Roman emperors can you name? Do you know how many Roman emperors there were altogether?

Week beginning 03.05.21

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding), or read a book from home if you prefer.
  • You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

Spellings for Monday 10th May:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 10th May. This week we are learning words that end with /shuhn/, spelt with 'ssion'. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A

expression

discussion

confession

permission

admission

transmission

possession

profession

depression

impression

 

Group B

change

jumped

leave

often

opened

started

today

tries

turned

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Art

In Art we are studying the artist Giacometti. Our final aim is to create statues of a Roman soldier in the style of Giacometti, using wire and clay.

Your task: Are there any other artists who made artwork based on Roman soldiers? If so, who were they? What was their artwork like? Try to find at least one artist who created artwork based on the Romans. Did they paint, sculpt, draw?

Challenge: Can you recreate the artwork that you have found of the Romans?

Week beginning 26.04.21

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding), or read a book from home if you prefer.
  • You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

Spellings for Monday 3rd May:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 3rd May. This week we are learning words that end with /shuhn/, spelt with 'sion'. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A

expansion

extension

comprehension

tension

corrosion

supervision

fusion

conclusion

persuasion

suspension

 

Group B

any

around

can't

heard

never

show

under

while

write

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Science

 

This half term our science topic is electricity. In lesson we have been investigating appliances that run on electricity. We have also thought about whether the appliances use mains electricity or batteries. 

Your task: How many electrical items can you find in your home? Maybe you could take a picture of these and create a collage of them, or you could draw the appliances on some paper to create an 'Electrical appliances' poster!

Challenge: Investigate whether your appliances use mains electricity or batteries in order to work. You could try unplugging appliances around your home and see if they still turn on!

Remember to stay safe! Electricity can be very dangerous. Always turn the switch off before unplugging something, and ask an adult for help. 

Image taken from: https://www.industryweek.com/resources/the-industryweek-us-500/media-gallery/22028290/2019-iw-us-500-the-biggest-electrical-equipment-and-appliance-manufacturers

Week beginning 19.04.21

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding), or read a book from home if you prefer.
  • You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

Spellings for Monday 26th April:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 26th April. This week we are learning words that end with /shun/, spelt with 'sion'. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A

division

invasion

confusion

decision

collision

television

revision

erosion

inclusion

explosion

 

Group B

before

between

brought

don't 

knew

only

told

until

used

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

 

 

RE

This term we are learning about Sikhism. Your challenge is to find out what the main beliefs of Sikhs are.

Be creative! You can present your work in any way you like! You could create a poster, a website, a social media profile of somebody who is of the Sikh faith, or could even post what you have learned onto our class blog. We can't wait to see what you create. 

 

As always, House Points will be awarded for completing your homework. 

Week beginning 29.03.21 - EASTER HOLIDAYS HOMEWORK

 

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!
  •  

 

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**From the Summer Term, we will have our reading sticker chart back up! Every time you read 3 times at home, you will receive a sticker. Children who have earned 10 stickers by the end of the summer term will receive an invitation to the reading party!**

(Please make sure you submit a google form each week so we can track who has earned stickers)

 

 

 

Spellings for Monday 19th April:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 19th April. This week our spellings are words homophones. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A Spellings:

medal

meddle

missed

mist

scene

seen

board

bored

which

witch

 

Group B Spellings:

always

baby

happy

gone

right

small

through

think

woken

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

History 

Next term we are starting our new exciting History topic - Roman Britain!

During the holidays, we would like you to have a go at creating your own Roman Shield to add to our classroom display! You can use any materials your wish!

 

 

Week beginning 22.03.21

 

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**2 House Points will be awarded each week for ever child who reads for 30 minutes or more!**

 

 

Spellings for Monday 29nd March:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 29th March. This week our spellings are words starting with the prefix il- (before a root word starting with 'l') and words with the prefix ir- (before a root word starting with 'r')

 

Group A Spellings:

illegal

illegible

illogical

illiterate

illicit

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible

irrational

irresistible 

 

Group B Spellings:

being

coming

didn't

first

goes

half

might

thought

watch

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

DT

In DT we are creating our own filter bottles to use if we were stranded on a desert island like Michael from Kensuke's kingdom. 

For your homework, we would like you to design your own perfect rucksack to carry your bottle in if you landed on this island. Which features will your rucksack need to have? Which other items might you need to include in the bag to help you on your journey?

Don't forget to label the diagram, showing all of its parts!

Week beginning 15.03.21

 

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Bluebird Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**2 House Points will be awarded each week for ever child who reads for 30 minutes or more!**

 

 

 

Spellings for Monday 22nd March:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 22nd March. This week our spellings are words starting with the prefix im- (before a root word starting with 'm' or 'p')

 

Group A Spellings:

immature

immeasurable

impossible

immortal

imperfect

impatient

immovable

impolite

important

improper

 

Group B Spellings:

almost

asked

began

does

found

I'm

know

stopped

walk

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Geography - Climate change

This week in Geography, we have identified ways that we can take action against climate change.

 

We have discussed different ways of taking action:

  • Raising awareness: sharing learning about the human impact of climate change with others.

    Campaigning: asking decision makers to do what they can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support communities to adapt to climate change.

    Going green: individuals, schools and communities taking action to reduce their own emissions.

    Fundraising: raising money for charities working against climate change.

    Raising awareness: sharing learning about the human impact of climate change with others.

    Campaigning: asking decision makers to do what they can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support communities to adapt to climate change.

    Going green: individuals, schools and communities taking action to reduce their own emissions.

    Fundraising: raising money for charities working against climate change.

 

We then planned out the steps to achieve one of these methods for taking action!

We would love it if you could further this at home and show us how you are doing your best to fight climate change. You may wish to take a photo and post it on twitter or write about what you have done on our class blog. 

Week beginning 08.03.21

 

We know that you've all been working really hard at home for weeks and weeks! Here are a few home learning tasks to support what we are doing in school:

 

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!
  • To replace the reading diaries, you can now record your child's reading using the Marvellous Me App. Just click on 'Reading Logs' button in the app (or click here) and then select Owl Class and answer the short questionnaire. Please complete a reading log once a week. We will check the logs on a Friday.

 

**2 House Points will be awarded each week for ever child who reads for 30 minutes or more!**

 

 

 

Spellings for Monday 15th March:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 15th March. This week our spellings are words starting with the prefix in- which means 'not' or 'into'

 

Group A Spellings:

inactive

incorrect

inaccurate

insecure

indefinite

incomplete

inedible

inability

indecisive

 

Group B Spellings:

going 

home

over

push

than

took

tree

what

with

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Science - States of Matter

 

This term, we have started our new topic in science - States of Matter. We have been learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. 

This week, we are looking at how some materials change when they are heated and cooled. 

 

For your Science experiment we could like you to investigate what happens to chocolate when it is heated (on a hob, in a microwave, in the sun or in your hands). 

 

  • How does the state of the chocolate change?
  • Why do you think this happens?

You may want to do some cooking with chocolate as part of your experiment (E.g. make cornflake cakes)

 

 

Further questions to investigate:

  • Do some types of chocolate melt quicker than others?
  • Do different types of chocolates melt a different temperatures?

 

We would love to hear about your experimenting at home. Why not tweet us a photo or write what you've found out on our class blog?

W/B 11th January

Spellings for Monday 18th 

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 18th January. This week our spellings end with an /zhuh/ sound spelt 'sure.' Don't forget to learn what the words mean. 

 

Group A Spellings:

treasure

measure

pleasure

enclosure

closure

leisure

exposure

pressure

composure

fissure 

 

Group B Spellings:

again

how

lived

more

old

people

seen

some

there

W/B 4th January 2021

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

This week we are learning our 9 and 7 times tables. Could you create a song, rhyme or poem to help you remember these times tables? You could post your creations to our class blog or to our class Twitter page!

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

Spellings for Monday 11th January:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 11th January. This week our spellings contain the letter 'o', making the /u/ sound. Make sure you understand what the words mean.

 

Group A Spellings:

woman

wonder

month

govern

brother

another

shovel

above

Monday

discover

 

Group B Spellings:

but

could

do

good

her

love

make

night

one

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

This half-term, we are going to be thinking about journeys.

Have a talk to the people at home, or perhaps write down some of your own ideas and thoughts:

  • What is a journey to you? Is a trip to the supermarket a journey?
  • Have you ever been on a journey? What was it like? How did you feel?
  • What sorts of things would you take with you if you were going on a long journey?
  • What modes of transport might you use if you were going on a journey?

You could write your ideas down and post them on our class blog!

W/B 14th December - CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!

 

 

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

This term you have done an AMAZING job at practising and learning the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables! By the end of year 4, we will have learnt all times tables up to 12x. This week we have started learning the 6x table so would like you to practise this over the holidays. Don't forget, you can use your other times table knowledge to help you! e.g. 2 x 6 is the same as 6 x 2 

 

 

Try listening to this song to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpbc-1a7lMo 

 

If you are confident in the 6x table, why not learn the 7s?

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

Spellings for Monday 4th January:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 4th January. This week our spellings are words ending in -ary. Make sure you understand what the words mean.

 

Group A Spellings:

library

February

dictionary

boundary

salary

summary

primary

secondary

ordinary

necessary

 

Group B Spellings:

can't

door

first

got

help

jump

little

more

off

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Christmas holiday activities

 

You have worked really hard during Autumn Term and we would like to have a good break and enjoyable Christmas!

Here are some activities which you may like to do to keep you busy:

 

W/B 7th December

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

 

 

Spellings for Monday 14th December:

Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 14th December. This week our spellings are tricky words which don't follow the normal spelling rules. Can you think of any clever ways to help remember them? E.g. break the words into syllables: bu - si - ness. Saying the word like this (busyness) can help you to spell the word business.

 

Group A Spellings:

address

busy

business

heart

fruit

breathe

strange

complete

extreme

forwards

 

Group B Spellings:

came

don't

down

half

house

last

live

many

next

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

History

Can you share your knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians on The Norbridge Knowledge Box? (The new exciting part of our school blog!)

 

 

Think back to your learning over this term.

We have learnt about:

- Ancient Egyptian Life

- Farming and trade

- Egyptian hierarchy

- Hieroglyphics

- Tutankhamun

- Gods, Goddesses and Pharaohs

- Mummification and the Afterlife

- The Ancient Egyptian Legacy

 

Visit: http://knowledgebox.norbridgeblogs.net/ 

Give your blog post a title and share your knowledge in the box. You can even upload an image linked to your post. Finally, select HISTORY for your knowledge category.

W/B 30th November

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

Bug Club login details:

Username: name2 e.g. james2

Password: norbridge

School code: rbdm

 

Spellings for Monday 7th December:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 7th December. This week our spellings are words where the 'sh' sound is spelt with a 'ch.' Remember to check that you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A Spellings:

chef

chalet

machine

brochure

crochet

ricochet

parachute

champagne

chute

 

Group B Spellings:

called 

did

from

girl

have

here

if

just

laugh

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Living things and their Habitats

In Science we are learning about environmental changes and the negative impact this can have for living things. We would like you to choose an animal that is endangered and create a poster showing how the animal has become endangered and what we can do to protect them. Here are some example animals:

W/B 23rd November

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

 

 

Spellings for Monday 30th November:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 30th November. This week our spellings are words ending in the 'g' sound spelt 'gue' and the 'k' sound spelt 'que.' Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A Spellings:

league

plague

rogue

vague

fatigue

unique

antique

mosque

cheque

technique

 

Group B Spellings:

again

another

back

boy

because

been

brother

by

call

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Poetry

In English we have been learning how to write our own Cinquain poems about leaves. For your homework, we would like you to write a Cinquain poem about anything of your choice. Here is a reminder of the rules for writing a cinquain poem:

Cinquains are five lines long. They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line. Cinquains do not need to rhyme, but you can include rhymes if you want to. Here are some examples:

 

 

 

We would love to read your poems on our class blog. Or you may wish to write your poem in a diamond shape and decorate around it. We can't wait to read your poems!
 

Blog login:

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Password: norbridge

 

W/B 16th November

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

 

Spellings for Monday 23rd November:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday 23rd. This week our spellings are words with the prefixes: bi- (two or twice) and re- (again or back). Make sure you understand the meaning of the words.

 

Group A Spellings:

bicycle

biplane

bisect

bilingual

biannual

reappear

redecorate

reapply

repay

rebuild

 

Group B Spellings:

they

you

going

yes

all

she

day

about

after

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Art Activity:

This week in Art we are comparing an Egyptian death mask with Kimmy Cantrell style masks. Can you design an Egyptian death mask in the style of a Kimmy Cantrell mask? We'd love to see your designs on Twitter! Don't forget to think about some of the 7 elements of Art we've been looking at. (See here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SP_Qg1w_J8)

 

      

 

 

W/B 9th November

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com

 

All of this week (9th-14th November), it is the TT Rockstars national Rock Out challenge! Children will be battling all across the country and our class is up against the rest of the school! The aim is to answer as many correct answers as possible. You can play in any game mode. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 classes and pupils! We can do this, let's smash it!

 

 

  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

Spellings for Monday 16th November:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday we return to school. This week our spellings are homophones. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words and when to use each spelling.

 

Group A Spellings:

scent 

sent

vain

vein

rode

road

steel

steal

waist

waste

 

 

Group B Spellings:

me

am

dad

my

said

look

big

away

are

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

History Activity:

In History this week, we are learning about the process of mummification. You can choose to take part in one of the following activities:

  1. Write the instructions/step by step process for how to mummify a body and post this on our class blog.
  2. Become an Ancient Egyptian embalmer and mummify a tomato following these instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peNU6YthDuQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIuOSfIh6Go
  3. Have a go at creating toilet paper mummies with someone in your family. (This is harder than it looks!) Tell us about your experience on our class blog!

 

 

Blog login details:

Username: nameowl e.g. jamesowl

Password: norbridge

Operation Christmas Child

Would you like to help another child this Christmas?

Read the letter below to find out how you can take part in the Shoebox Appeal:

W/B 2nd November

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

 

Spellings for Monday 9th November:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday we return to school. This week our spellings are homophones. Make sure you understand the meaning of the words and when to use each spelling.

 

Group A Spellings:

grate

great

grown

groan

plain

plane

peace

piece

rain

reign

 

Group B Spellings:

cat

go

play

for

this

get

and

we

Mum

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Science Activity:

We have started our new science topic: Living things and their habitats. 

We would like you to research one or of the 5 main vertebrate groups (Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds or fish) and create a fact file on it.

You may wish to choose your favourite animal and research their vertebrate group. E.g. If you like snakes, create a fact file about reptiles.

You can do this on paper and draw pictures of the animals or write a fact file on our class blog. 

 

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Password: norbridge

W/B 12th October 2020 - Half term homework

Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • The more days you log on and play, the higher your score and quicker your speed will become! Awards will be given for the highest earner, fasted speed, most accurate and most improved on the week we come back to school. 
  • ROCK SLAM COMPETION: Don't forget you can challenge your friends to a Rock Slam competition and set them a score to beat!

 

Reading:

  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding). You should be aiming to read at least 3 or 4 times a week but choosing a certain time to read everyday is the best way to become a great reader. Just before bed or first time in the morning is a perfect start or end to the day.
  • If you have your own books at home which you would prefer to read, that's great too!

 

When we return to school, we will check who has been reading and rocking their times tables. House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

Spellings for Monday 2nd November:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test on the Monday we return to school. This week our spellings are words where the 'ch' grapheme makes a 'k' sound.

Group A Spellings:

scheme

chorus

echo

character

ache

chaos

stomach

chemistry

orchestra

technology

 

 

Group B Spellings:

can

like

to

went

come

was

dog

the

see

 

Spelling support: To support learning the group B spellings, here are some activities you may wish to do at different points throughout the week. Each activity should only take 5 or 10 minutes and encourages a different way to learn the spellings.

Activities:

Next half term we are starting a new Geography topic - Extreme Earth. We will be learning about rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Try doing one or more of the following activities:

 

 

 

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Password: norbridge

W/B 5th October 2020

Reading and Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding).

 

At the end of the week, we will check who has been reading and rocking their times tables. House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

Spellings for Monday 12th October:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test next Monday! This week our spellings are words where the last letter of the root word is not doubled before adding a suffix.

 

forgetting

forgotten

beginning

beginner

preferred

preferring

occurred

occurring

forbidden

committed

 

 

Activity:

In RE we have been learning about Buddhist religion. Can you research one of these Buddhist stories write a summary on our class blog? What do you think the meaning behind the story is? Or you can draw a storyboard to show the events. Some Buddhist stories you may wish to research:

 

- The Monkey King 

- Siddhartha and the Swan

- The Wind and the Moon 

 

Blog login details:

Username: nameowl e.g. jamesowl

Password: norbridge

W/B 28th September 2020

Reading and Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding).

 

At the end of the week, we will check who has been reading and rocking their times tables. House Points will be award for regular reading and if you practise your times tables for an average of 5 minutes a day or more!

 

Spellings for Monday 5th October:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test next Monday! This week our spellings are words where the last letter of the root word is not doubled before adding a suffix.

 

Spellings:

gardener

gardening

limited

limiting

offering

offered

benefited

benefiting

focused

focusing

 

 

Activity:

In History, we have been learning about the society hierarchy in Ancient Egypt.

If you were in Ancient Egypt, which job would you most like to have? Why do you think you would be good in this role? Write your answers on our class blog!

 

Blog login details:

Username: nameowl e.g. jamesowl

Password: norbridge

W/B 21st September 2020

Reading and Times tables:

  • Logon to Times Table Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com
  • Logon to bug club and choose one or more of your allocated books to read: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original (Don't forget, there are bugs to click on which will ask you questions to check your understanding).

 

Spellings for Monday 28th:

  • Practise your spellings ready for the spelling test next Monday! This week our spellings are words where the 'i' sound is made by the letter 'y.' 

 

myth

gym

Egypt

pyramid

mystery

hymn

system

symbol

lyric

typical

 

Creative:

In Art, we have been sketching self portraits inspired by David Hockney. Can you practise these skills by having another go and improving your artwork or by drawing a portrait of someone else in your family? 

 

Why not tweet us a picture of your artwork or post it onto our class blog?

 

Eco competition

 

Calling all Norbridge Eco Warriors!

Next week is #RecycleWeek2020.

We know many of you are already great at recycling at home and in school. To promote this message, we are holding a whole school competition. All you have to do is design your own Recycling logo to go on the recycling bin in your classroom.  

Create your designs at home and then tweet a picture so they can be judged by our School Council. Make sure your design is bright and bold so it stands out for all of your class to see and to prompt them to recycle their waste. You may wish to personalise the logo to match your class bird. Please tweet your logos to your own class and @NorbridgeEco by Friday 25th September.  We cannot wait to see all of your fantastic logos!

W/B 14th September 2020

This week please can you:

  • Logon to Times Tables Rockstars and play as many games as possible to increase your score and work your way to being a rock hero! https://play.ttrockstars.com/
  • Logon to bug club and read your allocated book: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/start#bugclub_original  (The school code for Active Learn is: rbdm).
  • Conduct a science experiment! Can you test how sound travels through solids, liquids and gases? You can take a photo and tweet this to our class page @OwlClassY4 or write up how you did your experiment on the class blog! http://owl2020.norbridgeblogs.net/
  • Practice your spellings ready for the spelling test on Monday! This week our spellings are homophones (highlighted in bold) so please learn the meaning of the word that goes with the spelling.

 

Spellings for Monday 21st:

 

hear

(I can hear owls hooting).

 

heal

(My cut will heal).

 

mail

(A card came in the mail).

 

male

(My brother is male).

 

knot

(I tied my shoelaces in a knot).

 

bury

(Pirates bury treasure).

 

brake

(I have a new bike brake).

 

break

(Break a leg!)

 

bawl

(Sometimes my baby sister will bawl her eyes out).

 

fare

(How much is the bus fare?)

This Is Us
Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 94.6%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 94.6%
  • F2 Merlin Class 95.4%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Firecrest Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 95.8%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.8%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 98.5%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.4%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 96.9%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 98%
  • Y4 Owl Class 97.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 97.9%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 96.7%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Camilla Mercer
  • Rebecca Jackson
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

Awards

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