Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Class Skylarks

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31st March 2020

 

Please e-mail pictures and work to skylarks@alpington.norfolk.sch.uk.  Please don’t send anything you don’t give permission to be posted on the Skylarks page of the website.

Home Learning Week Beginning 30th March 2020

Key skills to practise

Spellings:

  • Keep practising the words in your Home Book
  • Challenge: Send us a funny sentence using your spelling words.
  • Challenge: Can you find some words that rhyme with your spellings?

Maths:

  • Begin to find out about the measurements we use to weigh things. Find ten objects to weigh. Make a table to show the weight of each item in grams and kilograms.
  • Challenge: Compare the weights of the items, using <, > or =
  • Challenge: Sort the items into two groups – one group for 1Kg or more and the other group for less than 1Kg.
  • Keep practising times tables on Rockstar maths (see the front of your Home Learning book for login details)
  • Challenge: We have set up a Times Table Tournament boys against girls. Every time you play on Times Tables Rockstar, you earn points for your team.
  • Investigate ‘capacity’. What does the word mean and how can you find the capacity of an object?

 

English:

Use this as a story starter, or write your own:

She had stumbled across the mysterious circles in a clearing in the forest, and watched as the deer approached them. With a slight twitch of its ears, the deer stepped indifferently through the first circle, and vanished. Completely vanished.

  • Write the rest of the story. Who is telling the story? What happens next? How does it end? Surprise us!
  • You might like to create a setting for your story – you could make it 3D, inside or outside, paint it, make it inside a cereal box or go miniature and make it inside a tea bag box, for example.
  • Send a copy of your story by Friday 3rd April and we will give you some helpful comments to help develop your writing as part of next week’s activity.
  • Remember, we are good at:
    • paragraphs
    • punctuation
    • inverted commas to punctuate speech
    • using adjectives to describe
    • verbs and adverbs e.g. her heart beat rapidly
  • Next week, you will proofread, edit and improve your story, taking note of the comments we send you.

Topic

  • Investigate everyday life for a Viking. Make a fact file with illustrations – you can present this in any way you choose. For example, PowerPoint, Lego or a booklet.

Be active

  • Follow Joe Wicks doing his YouTube PE lesson at 9am each weekday.

Get creative

  • Make a sculpture using any materials you can find. The subject of the sculpture is up to you and it can be as abstract or realistic as you like. Don’t forget to give it a name and photograph it. You could do this inside or outside.

If you have time….

  • Visit The Great Grub Club website for step-by-step instructions to build your own weather station, just like Tommy (Thank you for the link, Tommy’s mummy)

We will update the Skylarks in Action! page throughout the week, with a selection of your home learning.

Home Learning Week Beginning 23.3.20 (Last week)

Spellings:

  • Keep practising the words in your Home Book
  • Challenge: Send us a funny sentence using your spelling words.
  • Challenge: Can you find some words that rhyme with your spellings?

Maths:

  • Continue to measure all sorts of things using mm, cm and m. What are the smallest and largest objects you have measured? Measure some things outside the house as well.
  • Keep practising times tables on Rockstar maths (see the front of your Home Learning book for login details)
  • Challenge: Measure the heights of everyone at home, draw a picture or take a photo of your family in height order.
  • Challenge: If you added all the heights together what would the measurement be?
  • Challenge: Draw a picture of an animal and use <, > or = to compare with the height of someone at home.

This week’s project

  • Design and build a 3D model of a Viking Longboat – what materials will you need? What skills will you use?
  • You could use Lego, cardboard, wood or anything you like!
  • Take a photograph and send it in.

We will update the Skylarks in Action! page with a selection of your home learning.

Be active

Get outside if you can!

  • How long can you jump on the trampoline before you get out of breath?
  • If you don’t have access to a trampoline, you might like to try:
  • How many goals can you score in five minutes?
  • How long does it take you to do a lap of the garden (on foot, on scooter, on bike, on pony!)
  • How many star jumps can you do in two minutes? Can you do more each day?
  • Time yourself each day and make a table to show how you improve.

Get creative

  • Find out about Viking or Anglo-Saxon jewellery. Design and make your own piece of jewellery, for example a brooch or clasp. In your pack you will find an example brooch template. Feel free to use this or design your own. You could use: play-dough, clay, papier mache, card or paper, sequins and gems – it’s up to you! Take a photo and send it in.

If you have time….

  • Bake some cakes or cookies to share with your family. While you enjoy eating them, talk about your day.
  • Visit The Great Grub Club website for step-by-step instructions to build your own weather station, just like Tommy (Thank you for the link, Tommy’s mummy)