During these unusual times, our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!


Welcome to Orcas Class page


Dear parents,

Please find below the timetable and learning activities for this week. If your child(ren) need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, your child will still be able to access the same learning as the children take part in at school. Learning is a flexible process and we do, when needed, deviate from the timetable. This page will therefore be updated continually. For some children home learning may take place at a faster pace than at school. I have listed some useful websites and additional activities for those children that need a little more or something different. 

If you have any questions, please contact me through ClassDojo. Please upload the work your child has completed in their ClassDojo portfolio, so I can give feedback. If you need login details for ClassDojo, please contact the school office. 

Best wishes,

Mrs Danielle Smout


Learning activities @School Term 2
 

Our topic this term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile', a science topic with a focus on the human body and the digestive system in particular, healthy living and where our food comes from. For more information, please see our termly newsletter (published shortly).  

We will be developing our reading skills this term using Demon Dentist by David Walliams. We are also using this book for our writing inspiration: writing a diary. 

 

 

 

Timetable w/c 23.11.2020

English

Monday and Tuesday / Explanation Text
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Booktalk If you don't have the book at home, use similar questions for a book you are reading.

Maths

Monday / Year 3 Task 1, Task 2 / Year 4 Task 1, Task 2
Tuesday / Year 3 Task 1, Task 2 / Year 4 Task 1, Task 2
Wednesday / Year 3 / Year 4
Thursday / Year 3  / Year 4
Friday / Reasoning & Problem-Solving
Maths meetings

We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.

Other subjects

Science: write a letter to the dentist informing him of the results of the investigation.
Geography quiz cards and word search
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / Cutlery)
Computing if you do not have iMovies, please download (free) and use Pivot Animator
Homework
PSHE
Music - Glockenspiel


Help with Learning @Home 

Maths

Maths Parent Work Books

Please choose the appropriate year group or level for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Autumn
Block 3 Shape
Spring
Summer
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Spring
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Summer
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement
 
 
Year 3 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Statistics
Block 5 Fractions
Summer
Block 1 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 4 Measurement
 
 
 
Year 4 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 3 Area
Block 4 Fractions
Block 5 Decimals
Summer
Block 1 Decimals
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Time
Block 4 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

Other subjects

  • STEM, various home learning activities with a focus on science, computing, technology and maths
  • James Dyson's science challenges
  • Science for families in partnership with the University of Manchester
  • BBC Bitesize daily lessons in all subjects.
  • Oak National Academy provides free daily lessons in all subjects. Especially good for English grammar and maths revision. Year 3 and Year 4

 

Resources for you to download

Multiplication grid
100 square

Fronted adverbials word mat how, when, where words and phrases

Adjectives word mat 1 to describe a noun
Adjectives word mat 2

Conjunctions to extend sentences

Sentence openers for non-fiction
Sentence openers 

Statutory spellings year 3/4

Maths  objectives year 3
            objectives year 4 number and other maths
Writing objectives year 3
             objectives year 4
Reading objectives year 3 
              objectives year 4               

 

Websites to help with Home Learning

ClassDojo children can post stories, pictures, and videos of their work on ClassDojo, either in their portfolio or via a message for me to put in their portfolio. If they like, I can even share it with the whole class. It is a great way to stay motivated and connected. The app and website are free to download / use. I look forward to seeing their work.

How to help your child with maths at home for parents
Maths dictionary for parents
Times Tables Rockstars
Mathsbot for helpful manipulatives like dienes, numicon, counters and numberlines
Top Marks offers numerous learning games and activities in all subjects
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
DK Find Out! Excellent for curious minds

 

Reading with your child

Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

At school we use the Reading Rainbow to give children a reading focus (a lens to read with) and sentence starters to answer questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Staying active

When you are self-isolating and feeling well, it is important to keep active physically as well as mentally.

Cosmic Yoga 
GoNoodle
Unicef learn with me - crafting, baking and dancing activity videos from around the world by children for children.

 


Online Safety

The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
TikTok
Among Us
Playstation
X-Box

 


Archive Term 2

Timetable w/c 16.11.2020
English
Monday / year 3 task 1 and task 2 / year 4 task 1 and task 2
Tuesday
Wednesday: Write own animal kenning. Use an (online) thesaurus to find ambitious adjectives or adverbs.
Thursday and poems to choose
Friday. Writing assessment to take place in class. Please ask your child to write a story about a rainy day. 
Grammar
Booktalk If you don't have the book at home, use similar questions for a book you are reading.
Maths
Monday / Year 3, Year 3 RPS Year 4, Year 4 RPS
Tuesday / Year 3 Fluency, RPS / Year 4 Fluency, RPS
Wednesday / Year 3 Task A / Year 4 Task A / Year 3 & Year 4 Input / Year 3 Task B & C / Year 4 Task B & C
Thursday / Year 3 Task A, Task B / Year 4 Task A, Task B
Friday / Year 3 Task A, Task B / Year 4 Task A, Task B
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science and investigation planner
Geography
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / What are you eating?)
Computing if you do not have iMovies, please download (free) and use Pivot Animator
Homework

Timetable w/c 09.11.2020
English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday - see Remembrance Day activities below. 
Thursday and planning frame
Friday: Use your plan and steps to success from Thursday to write a diary entry. 
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday / Year 3 Year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday input and task
Maths lesson Wednesday / Year 3 / Year 4 
Maths lesson Thursday
Maths lesson Friday - assessment
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science and task resources
Geography
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / I like to eat)
Remembrance Day (English and Computing) and Assembly

Timetable w/c 02.11.2020
English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday Match the shapes to the sections of the text
Thursday Cut up the paragraphs and rebuild the text, matching them to the correct shapes.
Friday
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and task
Maths lesson Tuesday and task year 3, task year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday year 3 task A task B year 4 task A task B
Maths lesson Thursday year 3 fluency year 3 reasoning year 4 fluency year 4 reasoning
Maths lesson Friday
Maths meeting
Other subjects
Science and task sheet
Geography Read through lesson powerpoint. Research where your favourite foods come from.
Computing
French Join in reading the story, make up actions for the words or phrases. Learn five items of food.

Archive Term 1 

Timetable w/c 19.10.2020
English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday and planning grid
Thursday (this will take two days)
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and fluency and  activities year 3 and activities year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday 
Maths lesson Wednesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Thursday
Maths lesson Friday
Maths meeting
Other subjects
Science
History

 

Timetable w/c 12.10.2020
CHANGE TO TIMETABLERE Day (Thursday)
English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and flashcards and recording sheet
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday 
Maths lesson Thursday
Maths lesson Friday: End of Block assessment and mental maths activities (times tablessubtraction)
Other subjects
Science: if possible, conduct your investigation. You need lego and a simple circuit with a motor year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slides, map and table
CircleTime: Dream, believe, achieve

Timetable w/c 05.10.2020
English
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Thursday and hundred square thousand square v1 thousand square v2
Maths lesson Friday and activities year 3 and activities year 4
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science: lesson slidesplanning an investigation, once complete start filling out this year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slides, map and table
Computing: staying safe online
 

Timetable w/c 28.09.20
English
Monday with activity sheet and alternative for SEND, commas activity
Tuesday
Wednesday: if your child's work is at school please ask them to join in with a sentence stacking lesson instead
Thursday
Maths
Maths activities Monday number square year 3 and 4 independent activity
Maths activities Tuesday  and independent activity
Maths activities Wednesday and independent activity
Maths activities Thursday and independent work
Other subjects
Science switches
History analyse a detail of the Bayeux tapestry detail 1 or detail 2
PSHE: What does it mean to be a school citizen? What are our rules, rights and responsibilities?

Timetable w/c 21.09.20
English
English plans Plan and write your own adventure in Flamant Castle starring Tommy. Use this plot point plan.
Maths
Maths activities Monday
Maths activities Tuesday  Year 3 independent task Year 3s who need to practice more of the work we did on Monday can complete these activities.
Maths activities Wednesday 
Maths activities Thursday Year 3 and Year 4 independent task 
Maths activities Friday Year 3 independent task Year 4 independent task
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science
History
RE: draw a simple family tree
Computing

Timetable w/c 14.09.20
English
English plans Continue writing our story about Tommy and the Secret of the Swords. Each plot point is one writing lesson.
Grammar
Planning the independent write (Friday)
Maths
Maths activities Monday lesson powerpoint tasks
Maths activities Tuesday 
Maths activities Wednesday
Maths activities Thursday Year 4. Year 3 will go over the same activities as Wednesday. 
Maths activities Friday
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science Use the circuit builder on the web page to build and test a simple circuit. 
History Watch the video first (link on the first slide of the PowerPoint). Create your own timeline using this sheet.
French Fold and use the chatterbox to review greetings

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