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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


Welcome to Orcas Class page


Dear parents,

As ever, thank you for your continued support with remote learning.  

Government guidelines state four hours of home learning is required to be completed daily by your child(ren) in KS2. As a school, we would like to encourage you to at least follow the weekly timetable, which you can find in the Learning This Term section and which will also be sent through ClassDojo. 

 I am looking forward to our meet up on Teams on Tuesday at 9.30am and Thursday at 11.00am. I will post some help to get you online and some dos and don'ts for the meet-up, on ClassDojo. 

Please upload the work your child has completed in their ClassDojo portfolio, so I can give feedback and if needed adjust the planning. If children are finding something difficult we can spend a little bit longer on that topic, or I can personalise the learning for that week for your child. Please take a photograph of each piece of work separately or you can scan it. If you have an iPhone or iPad you can use the Notes App (open a new note, press the camera button, the option to scan document will pop up. Once the document is scanned you can email it easier than a photo, plus you can add notes to the scanned document).

Please note, as mentioned in the newsletter, there is no need to print off any sheets or lesson slides. We expect children to copy and complete the work neatly on a piece of (lined) paper as they would in class. If you need login details for ClassDojo or need help accessing it, please contact the school office. 

Best wishes,

Mrs Danielle Smout


Learning activities Term 4

Our topic this term is 'Traders and Raiders', a history topic focusing on the Anglo Saxons and Scots. We shift our attention to what happened after the Roman army left Britain and a new invader took over. The big questions we will try to answer this term are how the Anglo-Saxons (and Jutes and Scots) shaped Britain, were they invaders, traders, or raiders? And were the Dark Ages, as this period in history is called, really dark?   

We will be developing our reading skills this term using the book King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Marcia Williams, but we will start with a narrative poem: The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash. Our writing and reading will be focused on myths. We will also celebrate Book Week this term. Even our music topic is linked to this as our work will be based around the Dragon Song.

In science lessons, you will be learning different scientific skills, with one more lesson about 'Sound' and a few lessons on 'States of Matter'. You can look forward to a Science week, filled with interesting learning. In Computing your will be learning about using databases.

 

      

 

Learning activities w/c 01.03.21

Alternative work is for those children who are finding the work set for year 3 and year 4 too hard to access and complete. If your child is in year 4 and you find the work is too hard for them, please try year 3 work first, before choosing to complete the alternative work set.

Maths
60 mins +15 mins

Daily times tables practise – TTRockstars
Daily: Mental Maths year 3 | Mental Maths year 4 | Alternative Mental Maths (please complete one each day)

Monday

Year 3: Time (1) PPT or PDF

 Year 4: Time (1) PPT or PDF

Alternative work and cards

Tuesday

Year 4: Time (2) PPT or PDF

 Year 3: Time (2) PPT or PDF

Alternative work 

Wednesday

Year 3: Time (3) PPT or PDF

 Year 4: Time (3) PPT or PDF

Alternative work

Thursday

Year 3: Time (4) PPT or PDF

Year 4: Time (4) PPT or PDF

Alternative work 

Friday

Year 3: Time (5) PPT or PDF

Year 4: Time (5) PPT or PDF


Alternative work 

English
60 mins + 45 minutes

OPTIONAL: writing lessons with Mrs C

Daily: reading and spelling (30 minutes)
- Read with an adult every day  and complete some Reading Eggs activities (reading a book, doing phonics, etc)
- Listen to us read the story on ClassDojo and answer the question.
- Spellings:  Year 3 | Year 4 | Alternative.
Use the strategies we use in class:  ‘Look, Say, Cover, Spell, Check’, fancy writing, word pyramids, breaking into parts, etc.
Weekly: grammar/punctuation, handwriting, comprehension (20 minutes)
- Prepositions (Y3): teaching slides and activity; Modifying adjectives and nouns (Y4): teaching slides and activity

Monday

- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF

Alternative work

 

Tuesday

- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Comprehension task on Reading Eggs (ReadingEggspress)

Alternative work

 

Wednesday

- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Grammar work
(see above)

 

Alternative work

Thursday

 - Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF

- Phonics (if you have any)
 

Alternative work

Friday

- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Handwriting (then scroll down for bottom exit joins)
 

Alternative work

Curriculum
60 minutes

Computing - Databases

Teaching slides PPT or PDF
Task

Science - States of Matter

Teaching slides PPT or PDF
Activity cards
Photopack

History – who were the Picts and the Scots?

Teaching slides PPT 
Information 
Task
Picts eBook
Scots eBook

Geography - Place names

Teaching slides PPT or PDF

Task A (short) or Task B (extended)
Answers
Please use Google Maps to help you with the task.

Music

Lesson 2 – The dragon song East Sussex Music Online. Use your login details to access.

PSHE

Powerpoint

Task 1 and Task 2

4 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking on the link (blue) will take you straight to the lesson.


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
Virtual Library from the National Literacy Trust
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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Phonics

Phonics KrissKross puzzles
How to solve KrissKross puzzles

Phase 2

Soundmat
Reading and writing activity

Phase 3

Soundmat
Spelling activity

Phase 5

Soundmat
Spelling activity oy
Spelling activity oe
Spelling activity o-e
Spelling activity ue
Spelling activity u-e
Spelling activity ir
Spelling activity ph
Spelling activity ea
Spelling activity ou
Spelling activity wh
 


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.

 


 

Archive Term 4

w/c 22.02.21
Suggested timetable, learning slides and tasks

 

Archive Term 3

w/c 08.02.21
Suggested timetable, learning slides and tasks

w/c 01.02.21
Suggested timetable, learning slides and tasks

w/c 25.01.21
Suggested timetable, learning slides and tasks

w/c 18.01.21
Suggested timetable, learning slides and tasks

Suggested timetable w/c 11.01.21

English
Monday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Jane Considine Sentence Stacking (Secret of Black Rock) starts at 9.45
Tuesday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Secret of Black Rock (follow the link from yesterday).
Wednesday: Thieves of Ostia (planning your own story) and live lesson Secret of Black Rock
Thursday: Thieves of Ostia (plotpoint 1) and live lesson Secret of Black Rock
Friday: Thieves of Ostia (plotpoint 2) and live lessons Secret of Black Rock
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Conjunctions a guide for parents
Conjunctions year 3 and 4 and SEND Children
Apostrophes and Capital letters
Reading
Tuesday: Book talk
Wednesday and Thursday: Book talk 
Friday: Reading Comprehension Year 3 text and questions /  Year 4 text and questions / SEND
Maths
Monday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND and SEND answers
Tuesday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND and SEND answers
Wednesday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND and SEND answers
Thursday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Friday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND
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
Computing - Dance Mat Typing  (10-15 minutes) also DTP lesson 1 and task
History
Science and task
Art - Task
PSHE
French /  Vocabulary Audio (The Basics 3, Lesson 1) / Song lyrics
Music - please complete the lesson on East Sussex Music Online
w/c 05.01.21
English
Reading
Tuesday: Book talk
Wednesday: Book talk (SEND Book talk)
Friday: Reading Comprehension (Year 3 text/questions) (Year 4 text/questions) (SEND)
Demonstration reading 1 (View slideshow from the beginning to hear me read it to you).
Maths
Tuesday: Year 3 lesson / Year 3 task / Year 4 lesson / Year 4 task (SEND children task A and task B)
Wednesday: Year 3 lesson / Year 3 task / Year 4 lesson / Year 4 task (SEND children task A and task B)
Thursday: Year 3 lesson / Year 3 task / Year 4 lesson / Year 4 task (SEND children task A and task B)
Friday: Year 3 lesson / Year 3 task / Year 4 lesson / Year 4 task (SEND children task A and task B)
Other subjects
Computing - Dance Mat Typing  (10-15 minutes) also we would like you to complete the Searching for Images activity on PurpleMash (30 minutes)
History
Science
Art - Lesson / Task

Archive Term 2

English
Tuesday: 
Maths
Tuesday: End of term assessment (arithmetic)
Wednesday: mystery maths / multiplication mosaics A / multiplication mosaics B
CLIC
Other subjects
RE Day (Monday)
Morning activities: Hannukah lesson / temple diagram / word mat / writing task / pictures
Afternoon activities: Christmas story lesson / storyboard template simple and challenging
French Write own version of 'La Chenille qui fait des Trous' simple version / challenging version

 

Timetable w/c 07.12.2020
English
Monday
Tuesday / Diagram Robot / Diagram digestive system
Wednesday / Planning sheet
Thursday: independently writing of the explanation text, use scaffold if needed.
Friday: independently writing of the explanation text
Booktalk / poem
Maths
Monday / Venn diagram / Task Year 3 / Task year 4 A and task B
Tuesday / Task
Wednesday / Task
Thursday / Task
Friday
Maths meetings and CLIC
Other subjects
Science and task
Geography
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / Cutlery)
Computing: improve your animation by adding additional frames. Log in to PurpleMash (Art) and select 2Animate. Your child's animation should be saved here.

Timetable w/c 30.11.2020
English
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Booktalk 
Maths
Tuesday / Task
Wednesday / Task
Thursday 
Friday year 3year 4 / Task B
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science
Geography / Location cards
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / Cutlery)
Computing if you do not have iMovies, please download (free) and use Pivot Animator or 2Animate on PurpleMash
DT Day Teaching slides / Task sheets / Instructions / Template (optional)

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
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

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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