Monday 1st June

Good Morning Key Stage 2!

As always - please remember to just manage what you can and take things at your own pace. There is no expectation that you need to complete absolutely everything, everyday.

I hope you are all well and ready to start a new term of virtual learning. It will be a little bit different this term because we are sharing a virtual classroom as a key stage. Sometimes I will tell you that activities/tasks are just for a specific class, if I do this, it will be in bold.

Start your day with the cereal box challenge. All you need is a cereal box (empty) and one or more players.



Cereal_box_challenge.pdf

Remember to log onto Spelling Shed and Times Table Rock Stars daily. I will check these every Friday will celebrate your achievements in our KS2 Hall of Fame!

English - Writing

English.pdf

In our writing lessons we are going to focus on the genre of narrative, writing an adventure story entitled 'The Secret Passage'. Today I would like you to spend time carefully studying the picture and gathering ideas. Look really carefully as there is lots to find.

I have chosen six of the FANTASTICS for you to think about today as you look at the picture.

Don't forget to use a thesaurus to improve your ideas: https://www.thesaurus.com/

English - Reading

Please click on the book cover with your class name underneath - this will link you to a comprehension exercise for your year group. Complete the exercise in your home learning book.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Maths

Our maths lessons will be split in two this term. If you are in Years 3 or 4 you need to look for the heading LKS2, if you are in Years 5 or 6 you need to look for the heading UKS2.

LKS2

Your unit of learning in maths for the next few weeks is 'time'.

To get your brain warmed up, see if you can answer the following questions:

  • How many months are there in a year?
  • How many days are there in each month?
  • How many days are there in a year?

Year 3 - you are thinking specifically about months and years. Have a go at the questions below.

year 3 maths.pdf

Year 4 - you are thinking specifically about units of time so how many minutes in an hour, seconds in a minute.

Year 4 maths.pdf

UKS2 - Your unit of learning for the next few weeks is 'angles'.

To get your brain warmed up, see if you can answer the following questions:

  • who will Lexi be facing once she has made a 180-degree turn?
  • Lexi tries a 90-degree turn. What could she be facing now?

Year 5 today you are measuring angles in degrees. Have a look at the 'measuring angles in degrees' information sheet before you start your maths work. This should act as a handy guide to help you out.

measuring angles in degrees.pdf
Year 5.pdf

Year 6 today you will be measuring angles with a protractor. Have a look a the 'how to use a protractor' information sheet before you start your maths work. This should act as a handy guide to help you out.

how to use a protractor.pdf
Year 6.pdf

Topic/Creative

Equipment:

  • 4 eggs (raw or hard-boiled)
  • A large egg carton
  • A strong board
  • Lots of books

Every Monday afternoon you will have a STEM activity to complete. These activities are based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. They require a little bit of 'thinking outside the box' but the investigations are great fun to complete.

This afternoon I would like you to test how much weight can you support on four eggs?

Squeeze and egg tightly in your hand. Does the way you hold the egg affect how hard you can squeeze it?

I would like you to write up your experiment in your home learning book. You need to include:

  • key question - what are you trying to find out?
  • a labelled scientific drawing (in pencil) of your equipment - what do you need?
  • prediction - what do you think might happen?
  • method - what are you going to do?
  • variables - what you will change and what you will keep the same?
  • results table - what have you found out?
  • conclusion - what have you found out and why do you think this happened?

Challenge

Think carefully and write an explanation about how could you use this experiment in real life? The silly picture might give you a bit of a clue.

Key Vocabulary

  • force
  • distribute
  • pressure
  • equal
  • arch
  • structure
  • strength
  • orientation
  • direction
  • surface
  • weakness
  • weight/mass

Well-being/Mindfulness

Here is a treat for today. The wonderful Mrs Sephton has made a cookery video for you. Enjoy!

VID-20200521-WA0003.mp4