Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Class Swallows

Welcome to Swallows!

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. They’re there to support you. Clink on the link below to go to their website.

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

You can also phone them on:

Childline: 0800 11 11

Please visit this website for activities.

School council antibullying video

Please could you watch the school council’s antibullying video and complete the online quiz.  You have been sent an email with all the details.

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/3409cd72-1e66-4211-bfda-81204e2f7222

Week Eight – Week beginning 1.3.21 – THE FINAL WEEK!

Spellings

Please find your spellings for this week here – Spellings

Times Tables Rockstars

This week’s winners were…

Swallows vs Owls – SWALLOWS

Well done to all of you who have competed in the tournaments during home learning. It will really have benefitted so many areas of your maths work.

Work to be completed at any time this week:

French

Madame Brown has created another PowerPoint for you – Picnic Snacks

Curious Musicians

Have you ever tried body percussion? Why don’t you give it a try!

Please watch this video: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/body-percussion-basics-69j30t?activity=video&step=1

Please post some videos on Tapestry for us to see!

Science

Instructions – Science-Health and Movement- Instructions Lesson 1- Wednesday

Slides – Health and Movement Slide1

Worksheet – Health and Movement Work1

Aspirational Artists

This week we have two art lessons for you to choose from:

Mrs Green has filmed another really interesting art lesson for you.  You can find it here.

Wild West Sunset Art – Wild West Sunset

DT

Why not have a go at making a Native American shield? Native American Shields instructions

Resilient Handwriters

Mrs Green has filmed another handwriting lesson for you. Find it here.

Monday

Class catch up @9am. Look forward to seeing you there!

Maths

This week in maths we are going to be learning about volume and capacity. Please watch the video below. I would like you to complete the worksheet from the video. You can find it below; you may want to have it with you whilst you watch the video.

Worksheet – Maths Monday

Video – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-volume-cmwked?activity=video&step=2&view=1

Game – https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html

Extra Task – Maths Monday Extra

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the first half of chapter 15.

Task – English Monday

Tuesday

Maths

Today in maths we are going to be learning about capacity. Please watch the video below.

Video – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/estimating-capacity-ccw30e

Once you have watched the video, you have a choice of 5 tasks to complete – you do not need to complete them all!

Task – Capacity Activities

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the second half of chapter 15. She has then filmed this video explaining today’s task.

Storyboard template if you wish to use it – -storyboards

Wednesday

Maths

We are continuing with capacity today. Please watch the video below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-and-comparing-capacities-in-mixed-units-65gk2d

PowerPoint – Capacity – P Point instructions for lessons 1 and 2

Task 1 –Capacity More or less than a litre. Wednesday Task 1

Task 2 – Capacity- Compare and Measure Wednesday Task 2

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the first half of chapter 16.

Planning Sheet – Chapter 16- Planning sheet for game – Wednesday

Thursday

Class catch up @9am.

World Book Day! Please see the email Mrs Welch sent with everything which is happening today.

Maths

Task 1 – Capacity problems Thursday Task 1

Task 2 – Capacity word problems Thursday Task 2

Extra maths 1 – Capacity measuring jugs

Extra maths 2 – Capacity converting

English

Please watch Mrs York read the final part of the book here!

Instructions – Chapter 16 – instructions for board game Thursday

Friday

You have made it to the last day of home learning! A huge WELL DONE to you all. You have shown such resilience and we are so proud of you all! You might want to have a go at this task to prepare yourself for being back at school on Monday – Reflecting on Going back to School

Otherwise, please use today to finish anything off. Can you please make sure everything is stuck in and take some time to get yourself organised for returning to school on Monday. Can you remember to bring all your belongings with you to school on Monday, your tray, exercise books, copy of ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ etc. We will have a good sort out when you are all in school. We are so excited to see you all!

Week Seven – Week beginning 22.2.21

Welcome back! We hope you all had a really lovely break and are feeling refreshed and well rested. Hopefully only a few more weeks until we are back at school…

We have two more weeks of our ‘there’ part of this topic before we move onto the ‘here’ part. The last three weeks of this term will be spent comparing North America to Norfolk. We also only have two weeks left studying our book, ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ so we look forward to seeing how the story ends and wrapping up this part of our topic.

Spellings

Please find your spellings for this week here – Spellings

Times Tables Rockstars

The winners over half term were…

Swallows vs Owls – Winners were the Swallows!!

Year 3 vs Year 4 – Winners were Year 3!

Girls vs Boys – Winners were the boys!

New tournaments are up!

Thought for the week

Please remember to look at the Thought for the Week section on the school website.

Work to be completed at any time this week:

Science

We are continuing with our work on food chains this week. You will find everything you need below.

Instructions –Science- Food Chains- lesson information

PowerPoint – Science- Food Chains- Slide 3

Worksheet – Science – food Chains- Work sheets 3

Aspirational Artists

Mrs Green has filmed another really interesting art lesson for you. Please watch this video. We look forward to seeing your artwork!

DT

Why not have a go at making a Native American shield?

Native American Shields instructions

Handwriting

Mrs Green has also filmed a handwriting lesson for you. This can be completed at the back of your topic book or on lined paper. Please watch the video here.

Topic

You are all such curious historians and georgaphers by now! As we only have two weeks left of this part of the topic, please have a look at the topic map and see if there is anything you want to have a go at or need to complete.

Topic map – Topic Map

Monday

Class catch up @9am. Look forward to seeing you there!

Maths

This week in maths we are going to be learning about mass. In Swallows class, we are resilient mathematicians  that means we work carefully and methodically and we check our answers to make sure we haven’t made any silly mistakes.

Below you will find a video to watch, a game to play and then a worksheet to complete.

Video – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-weighing-scales-with-different-intervals-c4rk6c?activity=video&step=1

Game – https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

Worksheet – Maths Monday Final

English

Please ensure you are up to date with the book! You could rewatch Mrs York reading chapter 12 if you like to prepare yourself for moving onto chapter 13 today. You can hear her read part 1 of chapter 12 here and part 2 here.

When you are ready, please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the first half of chapter 13. She has then filmed this video explaining today’s task.

Photos for task – Photos for prairie landscape

Tuesday

Maths

Today in maths we are moving on from reading scales to estimating and measuring mass. Please watch the video below. You will only need to watch to about 8minutes and 30seconds. You then have a task to complete afterwards.

Video – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/estimating-masses-c9h62d?activity=video&step=2&view=1

You will find your task below. You have the choice of two worksheets, one which is slightly harder than the other.

Task – Mass Worksheet – measuring

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the second half of chapter 13.

Task – Tuesday English Task

Wednesday

Maths

We are continuing with mass today in maths. You have watched this video on Monday but you are going to watch it again.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-weighing-scales-with-different-intervals-c4rk6c?activity=video&step=1

PowerPoint – Mass – P Point instructions for lessons 1 and 2

Worksheet – Mass Supermarket Weights Wednesday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the first half of chapter 14. She has then filmed this video explaining your tasks for today and tomorrow.

Story planner – Chapter 14 Story Planner-Wednesday

Story checklist – Chapter 14 Story Check list Wednesday

Thursday

Class catch up @9am

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/weighing-and-comparing-masses-in-mixed-units-c8tpcd

Worksheet – Mass- Compare the fruit- Thursday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the second half of chapter 14.

Adverb PowerPoint – Adverbs PP Thursday

Adverb Worksheet – Adverbs work sheets Thursday

Assembly @2.30pm

Friday

Maths

We would like you to have a go at some times table work today. Times table work requires you to be resilient. Keep practising and it will get easier and easier. Please look at this PowerPoint – Times Tables

English

It’s been a little while since we completed a Pobble task so you have one to complete today. Your questions this week are based on the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

Pobble task – Top of the Beanstalk

Week Six – Week beginning 8.2.21

MONDAY 8TH FEBRUARY – There will be no Teams sessions today.  There is learning below if you would like to, otherwise we would love to see your snow day pictures!

Some snow suggestions…

  • How many snowballs can you make and throw in 10 minutes? Estimate your answer first
  • Run around and play in the snow as much as you can. When you’ve finished, write down ten words to describe how you feel
  • Measure the height of your tallest snowman
  • Make three different sized snowballs, predict which one you think will melt the fastest and why. Monitor them every hour and write a conclusion
  • Snow volcanoes

Spellings

Spelling FINAL

Poetry Festival

Please see this part of the school website for more information about the poetry festival.

Thought of the Week

Remember to keep checking the Thought of the Week section of the website.

Time Tables Rock Stars

This week you had three tournaments. The winners are…

  • SWALLOWS BOYS!

I’ve set up some new tournaments for the next 2 weeks. Please check them out!

Work that can be completed at any time:

RE

PowerPoint 1 – Christianity powerpoint for lesson 3

PowerPoint 2 – Christianity lesson 3 slides

Worksheet – Christianity worksheets lesson 3

Topic – Curious Historians

Ongoing topic plan – Topic Map

Art

Coming soon is another Mrs Green art video.

Handwriting

Coming soon is a handwriting lesson from Mrs Green.

French

Please remember to look at Madame Brown’s French from last week if you haven’t already – Planet Food and Opinions

Maths – Time 

We are going to be moving onto learning to tell the time this week. Instead of telling you what to do each day, we have put all the maths for the week below. This is because this week we would like you to assess yourselves as to where you think you are when it comes to telling the time. Can you confidently read the time when it’s half past? Do you struggle to tell the difference between quarter to and quarter past? Choose the starting point which is right for you and then work your way down the list from there. There is no shame at starting at the beginning and practising o’clock and half past if that is what you need to do.

Websites which might be useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling%20the%20time

O’clock and half past

Video – Please watch this video.

Task – 1. O’clock

Task – 2. Half past and o’clock

Task 3 – 3. Half past

Quarter past and quarter to

Website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9k3j6

Task – 4. Quarter past and quarter too

Telling the time to 5 minutes

Video – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsvbp4j

Task – 5. 5 minute intervals

Telling the time to the nearest minute

Video – Please watch this video about telling time to the nearest minute.

Task – 6. Nearest minute

Using AM and PM

PowerPoint – Time P Point instructions for lessons 1 and 2

Video – Please watch this video.

Task 1 – Converting Time sheet am and pm Wednesday

Below are three similar worksheets which get progressively harder. You only need to do one.

Task 2 – Converting the time sheet 1 Wednesday

Task 3 – Converting the time sheet 2 Wednesday

Task 4 – Converting the time sheet 3 Wednesday

Problem solving with time

Video – Please watch this video.

Task 1 – Time what can you do in in a minute Thursday

Task 2 – Time Puzzles Thursday

Task 3 – Time Interval Problems- Thursday

Monday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading Chapter 11 of ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’. Please then watch this video explaining your task.

Task 1 – Alternatives for ‘said’

Task 2 – Comprehension Questions Monday

Tuesday

Class catch up @9.30am – see you there!

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers explaining today’s learning.

PowerPoint – Features of a Playscript

Website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsn4h39

Playscript 1 – Jack and Jill

Playscript 2 – Goldilocks

Playscript 3 – 3 Little Pigs

Wednesday

Please note that there will be no group reading today. 

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the first part of Chapter 12 to you. She also gives you your instructions in this video too.

PowerPoint – Play Script PP English Wed- Thurs Tasks

Planning Sheet – playscript planning sheet Wed Thurs

Checklist – Play script checklist Wed and Thurs Week 6

Thursday

Class catch up at 9am – see you there!

We’ve made the decision not to have any group reading today. Please choose a book to get stuck into over the half term holidays. Please let us  know your recommendations and we’ll post them on the website for the other children to see.

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the second half of Chapter 12.

Assembly at 2.30pm

Finishing off Friday!

You have made it to the last day of half term. Phew! Well done ALL of you for working so incredibly hard this half term. You have shown such resilience! Please take today to finish any pieces of work off which you need to ready for your half term break.

If you wish to complete a mini topic all about St Valentine, then please see below:

Instructions – Valentine Mini Topic instructions

PowerPoint – Valentine P.Point

Biscuits – Valentine biscuits

Colouring – valentine mindful colouring

Multiplication – Valentine multipliction mosaics

Maths challenge – Valentine Mystery Maths Extra task

We hope you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday – you deserve it! Look after yourselves and we’ll see you for Class Catch Up on Monday 22nd February @ 9am.

Week Five – Week beginning 1.2.21

Pinch punch first of the month!

Well done Swallows for another brilliant week of home learning. You are all doing such fantastic job and are making us really proud. We have enjoyed seeing all the wonderful things you have been up to on Tapestry.

Here goes another week…

Relaxation Techniques 

Relaxation Techniques for children

Group Reading Timetable

Group Reading Timetable – updated

Rowling group, we have moved your session from a Monday to a Tuesday.

Spellings

Week five spellings – Spelling FINAL

Time Tables Rock Stars

This week you had three tournaments. The winners were…

  • Swallows BOYS
  • Year 3

New tournaments are up!

Cupcakes

We have loved seeing all your cupcakes over the past few weeks. If you still want to have a go, please find the information you will need below:

Well-being activities from last week

  • Mindfulness colouring – Mindfulness colouring
  • Things I am looking forward to activity – Things to look forward to
  • Feelings worksheets – Mindfulness 1
  • Put together your very own ‘Happiness box’. Find an unused box to decorate and add things into your box that help you to feel happy. They might be pictures, objects or photos. Pop in all you can that take you to your happy place on those days where you might feel a little low.
  • There are lot of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Look at this website and try some breathing exercises, activities or games – https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Work that can be completed at any time:

French

Madame Brown has made another PowerPoint for you – Planet Food and Opinions

RE

Christianity RE Slides 2

Christianity powerpoint for lesson 2

Christianity RE worksheets 2

Topic

Ongoing topic – Topic Map

Patio or Paper Art

Art

Mrs Green has filmed this video teaching you all about the colour wheel. At the beginning of the video, she explains what you need and then talks you through creating a colour wheel. We looking forward to seeing your colour wheels on Tapestry.

Lego Challenge

We have seen some great Lego pictures. There is still time to get involved.

Poetry Festival

Please see this part of the school website for more information about the poetry festival.

Thought of the Week

Remember to keep checking the Thought of the Week section of the website.

Monday

Maths

Maths starter – Starter for Maths – Monday

This week in maths we are going to be moving onto learning about the area of shapes. You all did a great job with perimeter last week and area is closely linked to perimeter. Perimeter is measuring the space around the shape and area is finding the space inside the shape. Please watch this video to learn more and then complete the task below.

Task – Area Monday

English

To begin today off, please can you complete the task below. It’s just a recap of inverted commas but we think you need to keep practising every now and then.

Task – English Mon – Inverted Commas

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading chapter 9. Then please watch this video in which Mrs Weathers explains an optional task.

Mrs Weathers has then filmed this video with your task which is for today and tomorrow

Task – English Monday and Tuesday

Tuesday

Maths

Maths starter – sequencing – Starter for Tues – Sequencing

Please watch this video which will teach you the next step about area.

Task – Area Tuesday

Extension – Extension Tuesday

Squared Paper – Squared Paper

English

Today you are carrying on with your work on the ‘Day in the Life’ of a cowboy. If you need a reminder of the task, then please watch this video.

Task – English Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday

Maths

Warm up – Calculate the area by counting squares- practise sheet Wednesday

Please watch this video of Mrs York explaining today’s lesson.

Task 2 – Area How many square units, Lesson 1 Wednesday

Extension – Area of letters by counting squares-Wednesday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading chapter 10. She has then filmed this video explaining your tasks.

Task 1 – Family Breakfast Chapter 10 Task

Task 2 – French Breakfast Task 1( Extra ) Chapter 10

Thursday

Maths

Mrs York has filmed this video for maths today.

Task – Calculate and compare area Thursday

English

If you need a reminder of today’s tasks, then please watch this video.

Task 1 – Sitting Bull Information Task 2 Chapter 10

Task 2 – Chapter 10 Task 2 Comprehension

Friday

Maths

Next week we are going to be moving onto telling the time. In preparation, can you please have a go at making your own clock to help you. Please find everything you need below:

Clock template – Clock Template

Extra maths – Friday shape maths

English

Inverted Commas Task – Inverted Commas

Week Four – Week beginning 25.1.21

Note to parents

We have created some more learning packs for your child. Please can you pick up your child’s new pack either on Wednesday or Thursday this week. They will be in the hall like last time. Please can we ask you avoid peak busy times around the school such as the beginning and end of the day and break (10-10.40) and lunchtime (12-1). Children of key workers will receive their packs when they are in school.

Well done!

Well done for all the brilliant work which was completed last week. As Mrs Welch said in the newsletter on Friday, if you can do some reading, writing and numbers each day you are doing brilliantly. There is no pressure from us to complete each task. This week we have added lots of tasks for you which aren’t the core subjects or topic work.

Well-being

It might be nice to spend a bit of time each day doing something relaxing such as reading a book, going for a walk, doing some mindfulness colouring etc. Please find below some mindfulness activities that can be completed at any time.

  • Mindfulness colouring – Mindfulness colouring
  • Things I am looking forward to activity – Things to look forward to
  • Feelings worksheets – Mindfulness 1
  • Put together your very own ‘Happiness box’. Find an unused box to decorate and add things into your box that help you to feel happy. They might be pictures, objects or photos. Pop in all you can that take you to your happy place on those days where you might feel a little low.
  • There are lot of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Look at this website and try some breathing exercises, activities or games – https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

RSPB

RSPB

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

How to draw a bird

Birdwatch PowerPoint

Lego Challenge

Lego Challenge Instructions

Lego Challenge

Spellings

This week’s spellings can be found here – Spelling FINAL

Times Tables Rockstars

This week there were three tournaments set. This weeks winners are…

  • Swallows BOYS
  • Year 3
  • Owls 🙁

Check out this weeks new tournaments.

Group Reading Timetable

Group Reading Timetable – updated

Ongoing Topic and Science

Prompt and plan for Topic

Native american-Bison-Fact-File-

Bison labelling sheet

Science slide 2 Thursday

Science worksheet 2 Thursday

Carroll Diagram UK creatures

Classifying Pets Carroll Diagram

Topic Map

Monday

Swallows Catch Up @9AM

Maths

To begin today’s maths lesson, please can you complete this worksheet on rounding – Rounding

You all worked so hard on length last week. You can measure accurately, make sensible estimates and convert between centimetre and millimetres and centimetres and meters. You are now ready to move onto perimeter. Please watch this video which will teach you what perimeter is. Like last week, please ignore the instruction to complete the worksheet as you have a different one which can be found below:

Task – Maths Mon

Extension – Maths Mon.docx

Spare squared paper – Squared Paper

English

We hope you are enjoying reading ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’. Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the first part of chapter 7. You then have a writing task. The details are below.

Task – English Monday

Tuesday

Maths

To begin today’s maths lesson please recap your division skill by completing this worksheet – Division questions

Today we are moving on from using a grid to help us work out the perimeter to just working out the perimeter by measuring the length of each side or by adding up the lengths we have been given. Please watch this video and then complete the task below.

Task – Perimeter Tuesday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the second part of chapter 7. Then please answer the comprehension questions below. Remember to look through the text if you need to for your answers and write in full, detailed sentences.

Task – Comp Tues

Wednesday

Maths

Please watch this video from Mrs York discussing today’s work and setting your tasks for today and tomorrow. This is the video about perimeter that Mrs York was talking about.

Task – Perimeter worksheet for Wednesday

This is the worksheet which goes with the video – Perimeter of compound shapes – Wednesday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the first part of chapter 8 to you.

PowerPoint – Letter Powerpoint

Checklist – Letter Writing Informal Checklist

Thursday

Swallows Catch Up @9AM

Maths

If you need a reminder of your task then please watch this video.

Perimeter PowerPoint – Perimeter-PP

Task 1 – Perimeter warm up sheet for Thursday

Task 2 – Perimeter of a sports pitch Thursday Task

Task 3 – Perimeter concentric shapes Thursday

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading the second part of chapter 8 to you. Then please watch this video explaining your task.

PowerPoint – Friendship PP Task 2 Chapter 8

Task 1 – -What-makes-a-good-friend-Task 2 Chapter 8

Task 2 – What-makes-a-good-friend Task 2 Chapter 8

Friday

Friday is PE day for the Swallows class so why don’t you start your day with a Joe Wicks workout? Or have a look at this website for some ideas.

Maths

Perimeter problem solving – Perimeter Friday

True or False – Rectilinear shapes extension

Tricky perimeter problem – Extension maths

English

Pobble task – Pobble Friday

Week Three – Week beginning 18.1.21

Welcome to a new week. This week we will be starting our new ‘Swallows catch ups’ which will be every Monday and Thursday. We will be meeting via Teams at 9am on Monday and Thursday to see how you are all and have a catch up. We look forward to seeing you there!

Below you will find your learning for the week. This first section is ongoing work and work which can be completed on any day of the week. Then the next section is your daily learning. Most of what you need for this week is listed below. However, there are a few additional documents we are just putting the finishing touches to but everything will be place the evening before you need it.

Please note that during maths this week your child will need a ruler and on Thursday for maths they will need a tape measure.

Spellings

This week’s spellings can be found here – Spelling Final

Please parents can you also read this note about spellings – Catch up on Spellings

Topic

Ongoing topic work and resources:

Topic Map

Great Plains

Great Plains

Cowboys

Cowboys

Wagons

Prarie Schooner

Native Americans

Native Americans

Native Americans – way of life

Science – Classifying Animals, Plants etc.

Science Parents Note

Plants and Animals of the Great Plains

Wild West Science Work1

Tepee

Teepee Patterned

Teepee plain

Pioneers

Pioneers and the Western Frontier

Coming soon…Mrs Green’s art lessons!

Below are a few lessons which can be completed at any time this week:

Topic

So many of you completed such fantastic work on the buffalo last week that we thought we would continue with it this week. Please watch this video to explain your task and find the resources Mrs York mentioned below:

Native american-Bison-Fact-File-

Bison labelling sheet

French

Madame Brown has set this work for you:

PowerPoint Part One – French colours powerpoint 1

PowerPoint Part Two – French colours and fruit powerpoint 2

RE

Instructions – Christianity and the Holy Book Task Information

Slides – Christianity slides 1

Worksheet – Christianity worksheets1

Group Reading

Timetable – Group Reading Timetable – updated

Swallows Bake Off

Information – Cupcake Bake Off Information

Design Sheet – cupcake design sheet

Recipe – cupcake recipe Maths

Times Tables Rockstars

The winners of last week’s tournaments were…

  • In the Year 3 vs Year 4 battle the winners were YEAR 3!
  • In the Swallows boys vs girls the winners were THE BOYS!

This weeks tournaments are now up!

Monday

Maths

Mrs Weathers has set you this starter to begin today’s lesson – ‘50 is the answer, what is the question?’

We are going to start a new topic in maths today. Over the next few weeks we will be moving onto learning about length, perimeter and area so you will need to make sure you have a ruler for today’s lesson. Please watch this video but ignore the instructions to complete the worksheet because you are going to be doing something different. Once you have watched that video, then please watch this video which will explain your task.

Task – Measuring length cm and mm

English

Listen to this video of Mrs Weathers reading chapter 5. Once you have listened to the chapter being read, please watch this video which explains your task for today.

Task – English task Mon

Storyboard – -storyboards

Tuesday

Maths

Following on from yesterday’s lesson we are going to be moving onto thinking about meters and centimetres. Like yesterday, please watch this video but again ignore the instructions to complete the worksheet because you are going to be doing something different.

Task – Measuring length m and cm.docx

Extra Maths – Extra maths Tues

English

Today you will be writing up your piece of writing about a toy figure coming to life. Please remember all the things we have talked about so far this year; a good range of sentence openers, paragraphs, accurate punctuation and neat presentation. Please refer to this success criteria before, during and after you have completed your writing – Success Criteria

Wednesday

Maths

Please watch this video which Mrs York has made to show with you what your tasks are for today and tomorrow.

Warm up sheet – Measure-a-Line-

Task – Measuring in the kitchen Task 1

English

Please listen to this video of Mrs York reading the first half of chapter 6 and then this video explaining your task.

Task – Task 1 for chapter 6 Inverted commas worksheet

Extension Task – Direct Speech

Thursday         

Maths

If you need a reminder of today’s task, then watch this video again.

Task – Task 2 – measuring length using a tape measure

English

Please listen to this video of Mrs York read the second half of chapter 6 and then your instructions and task are below.

Instructions – Task 2 instructions Chapter 6 Pocahontas

Information – English Thursday – Info

Friday

Friday is PE day for the Swallows class so why don’t you start your day with a Joe Wicks workout? Or have a look at this website for some ideas.

Maths

Today is the last day at looking at length before we move onto perimeter next week. Please open this document and choose one (or more) of the first three worksheets to complete.

Task – Recording Length Work2

English

Pobble task – Pobble Task

Week Two – Week beginning 11.1.21

Most of what you need for this week is listed below. There are a few additional documents we are just putting the finishing touches to but everything will be place the evening before you need it.

Topic

We have put together this document (Topic Map) of all the topic learning and activities you would have been doing this half term in school. We have a cross curricular approach at our school and try to fit most of our learning around our topic. As you can see, we had planned lots of art, DT, history, geography and science work which all links well with our ‘Here and There’ topic. Therefore, please work through the ideas on this page over the next month or so. Have a good read through and perhaps choose one activity to do a week. Below we have linked a range of resources which you may find useful.

Native Americans

Native Americans

Native Americans – way of life

Science – Classifying Animals, Plants etc.

Science Parents Note

Plants and Animals of the Great Plains

Wild West Science Work1

Tepee

Teepee Patterned

Teepee plain

Great Plains

Great Plains

Cowboys

Cowboys

Wagons

Prarie Schooner

Spellings

Please find your spellings for this week here – Spelling FINAL

Group Reading

Please find the group reading timetable here – Group Reading Timetable

Time Tables Rockstars

Please also make use of your Times Table Rockstars account. We can’t stress enough the importance of knowing your times tables. Regular practice will lead to quick recall which will be very beneficial to your maths learning.

I have added two tournaments for the children to have a go at if they wish. 

Monday

Remember Joe Wicks is live from 9am if you fancy a workout!

Maths

In Maths this week we are continuing to look at division. This week we will be looking at dividing by 10 and 100. Please watch this video and then complete this task (Divide by 10). If you want extra work, then please have a look at this sheet (x and divide by 10).

You may need to use a place value chart to help you. Here is one – Place Value Grid

English

This week we will be continuing with our work on ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’. Please watch Mrs Weathers read Chapter 3. She has then filmed this video explaining your task.

Task – Native American Profile

Tuesday

Maths

Yesterday we looked at dividing by 10 and today we are moving onto dividing by 100. Please watch this video and then complete this task (Divide by 100). If you want to do a little bit more, then please have a go at this sheet (Tues extension).

English

Please watch this video of Mrs Weathers reading the second part of chapter 3. Then watch this video where she has explained the task.

As explained in the video, you have the option of two tasks:

Task 1: Reasons to tell or not

Task 2: Continuing the story

Wednesday

Remember Joe Wicks is live from 9am if you fancy a workout!

Maths

Multiplication and division are closely linked and today we are going to be looking a little closer at that link. Please read this – Trios Explanation and then have a go at this worksheet – Trios Triangles

If you want to have a go at some extra maths then please have a look at this worksheet – Multiplying Both Ways

English

Please watch this video of Mrs York reading Chapter 4 of ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ to you. She has then filmed this video explaining your tasks. The first task is to answer some questions Mrs York has set for you and the second task is to complete a storyboard which you will find below.

Task – comprehension questions – Comp questions.docx

Task – -storyboards

Thursday

Maths

Please have a go at this division machine worksheet – division_machines

English/Topic

How are you getting on with your spellings? Just a reminder to have another look at them!

Today we are going to be learning all about the bison – Buffalo note for parents

Please have a go at this comprehension activity all about the bison – American Bison Comprehension

Once you have completed that task then you could have a go at creating a fact file all about the bison – Native american-Bison-Fact-File-

Can you label all the parts of the Bison? Bison labelling sheet

Friday

Friday is PE day for the Swallows class so why don’t you start your day with a Joe Wicks workout? Or have a look at this website for some ideas.

Maths

We are going to have a go at some division word problems today:

Task – Division Word Problems – Friday

English

When we are at school, each Monday for morning work we have a go at a writing task from the website Pobble 365. We would like you to keep doing these tasks as your answers have improved so much since September. Please have a go at the one below:

Pobble Task – Pobble Task

We need to keep an eye on our punctuation as it often slips from time to time. Please have a go at this missing punctuation worksheet – popping punctuation

Fun Activity 

Here are some Wild West colouring worksheets to have a go at – Wild West Colouring

Week One – Week beginning 4.1.21

English – Please have a go at answering these questions based on a photograph of a girl in a library. Please remember to write in complete sentences – English questions

You are going to receive your own copy of ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ shortly to read at home. Please can you read Chapter Two and complete this worksheet – Questions for chapter 2

New today….

Complete a research activity about Native Americans.  What do you find the most fascinating?  Add your completed work to Tapestry so we can see what you have found out.

Use this PowerPoint to help you – Native American tribes information

You can present our work in anyway but you may want to use this sheet – Native American factfile.docx

From your home pack please;

Follow the instructions to create a Teepee for your Native American to live in.  Take lots of care over the decorations – to the Native Americans who lived in them, every symbol had a powerful meaning.  Send a picture of your Native American in his or her new home by e-mail.

If you don’t have the sheets or have not collected your home pack yet, you can find what you need here.

Swallows class resources

Maths – This Monday we started to look at division in Maths. We looked at the link between multiplication and division and practically shared objects to help us understand how to divide. Look at this Multiplication and Division PowerPoint to begin!

Please have a go at this worksheet – Division worksheet 1

Once you have completed the first worksheet, you could have a go at these word problems – Multiplication and division word problems

Extension work – 

Maths Division and Multiplication Extension

Maths Division and Multiplication Extension 2

Topic – Please have a go at creating a new topic front cover. Your front cover needs a nice, clear title ‘Here and There’ and images of the Wild West, Norfolk, USA etc. Here are some pictures which may inspire you or you may like to cut out and stick on your front cover – Photos for front cover

New today….

Here is a photograph of a real life Iroquois chief, just like Little Bull.  The story talks about how real the details on Little Bulls clothes and shoes are, compared with the plastic model.

Have a go at making your own drawing of a Native American Iroquois.  How life like can you make it.  You will find lots more pictures on the internet if you are looking for inspiration.  Perhaps you could give your real life Native American a name ……

 

PE – This week’s PE with Mr C!

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/bf658659-ffab-46fe-bf16-efaf61084599?list=studio

Spellings will commence next week and we will pause specific mental maths targets for now.

Next week we will upload a Group Reading Timetable and invite your child to join a group reading session via Microsoft Teams.

Home Learning

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We will be updating this page regularly and endeavour to make it clear and easy to navigate. If you have any questions or wish to send in photographs of any home learning for the ‘Swallows in Action’ class page then please email swallows@alpington.norfolk.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Our topic for this term is ‘Here and There’ and it is such a fantastic topic. It will be an opportunity to look at the geography of the United States and compare it with a region in the UK.  We will also be basing much of our learning around the book ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks. We are going to begin this topic by learning about The Wild West and the geography of North America. Later on in the term we will then compare the United States to Norfolk.

We are currently in the process of creating some learning packs for the children who will be learning from home. Please can you come and collect your child’s pack this Thursday (7th January). Any personal belongings which your child may have left in school on Monday will be placed in the hall with their learning packs. If possible please can you come to school at some point between 9am-11am or 1.30pm-2.30pm.

The children’s learning packs will include two exercise books (topic and maths), a copy of our class book, some worksheets which can be completed at any time and a small figure which we ask they keep safe. Please can we ask that maths work is completed in pencil and any other work can be completed in pen or pencil. The children know we expect them to take pride in their presentation and hope to see them taking care.

If you need further clarification on any of the above or the home learning then do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs Weathers and Mrs York