Thank you Mrs Jones

From Friday 22nd May 4pm  until Monday 25th May our school is having work on our IT system.  Any emails that are sent during this time might not be received until Tuesday 26th, while this work is happening.  This is happening across ALL the MAC schools.  

Dear Parents and Carers.

I can’t believe we’re at ‘half term’ already.  This strange year seems to be flying by. Some of you may have been planning to go away this week but now can’t. I had booked to go on holiday at Easter but couldn’t go. At least the weather looks nice this week so hopefully you’ll be able to get out and do some exercise in the sunshine. 

Below is a grid of lots of activities you can have a go at this week. There is no English and maths so be creative and enjoy yourselves!

Have a good week.

Keep safe

Mrs Jones

Half Term Activities

Half term activity grid

I really would love to see some of the things you’ve been up to, so don’t forget to take a photo and email it to me. I’d love to put it on the website so we can share each other’s work like we do when we’re all together.

Keep safe everyone!

Please find below the activities for this week.

Kind Regards

Mrs Jones


A challenge for you!

Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?

This is for our Key Stage Two children

Guinness World Records has created a new title – Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute – and we are looking for players to aim for this special accolade. All you have to do is submit a video of yourself playing a Studio game with the highest score in the world by 23:59 on 4th June 2020.

Should I enter?

Over the years we have seen some incredibly high scores in 1 minute games, like the astonishing 186 in the video on the right. That gives you an idea of how fierce the competition will be for this Guinness World Records title. With lots of practice can you become the number 1 in the world?

Social media vs Official Attempts

We’d love you to share your efforts on social media using #FastestRocker and copying in @TTRockStars and @GWR but all Official Attempts must be sent by email to support@mathscircle.com 

Click on the website for more information

https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr

Below is a letter with all the details! Please have a go!

Guinness World Records – TT Rock Stars – Letter to Pupils

Summer Term

Please send me your finished work if you want to, as we would love to see it!  Send in electronic copies or photographs of your work to our class email address for work only, unfortunately we will not be replying.  Some work may appear on the class page!

StMartindeporres@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

Thank you Evan for the powerpoint presentation you made at home. Click on the link below to see the powerpoint.

Thank you Mrs Jones

Thank you Aleks for the lovely pictures you have sent me showing the work you’ve been doing at home. Keep it up!

Thank you Isobelle for sending in the brilliant maths work you’ve been doing at home. Thank you for the lovely email that you sent me too.

I’m really looking forward to seeing work from some other people too that can go on the website.

New links

Computing

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.

Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.

Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.

Link to Collins Big Cat Books:

We have been very fortunate to be given access to Collins Big Cat Book.

Here is a link to Collins big cat books, it gives parents access to a large volume of ebooks that are all book banded.

Key stage 1 and progress books (for SEND) are available to access. They are now offering the scheme free during COVID19.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Please click onto the TEACHER sign in with the following details:

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

Hope you find it useful.

Week beginning 18th May 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.  Please do email us any work that your child has done or any fun activities as we will reply!

RE task this week:

As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

God Bless,

Mr Blewitt

RE Subject Leader

Topic work that you can complete over the week: Following on from last week’s comprehension about rainforest tribes, have a go at creating your own tribe of people. How do they live? What do they wear? How do they live and what do they eat? What other information or Fun Facts can you tell us about them? You might choose to make a leaflet, poster or PowerPoint and can be as creative as you like! (If you need to, you can scroll down to last week and re-read the comprehension texts for ideas.)

In English this week we will be continuing with the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page) and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

These links take you straight to the home page and you click on the Maths work for each date.

Monday 18th May 2020

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

Fractions

There are two videos to watch, an online game for activity 1 and activity 3 and worksheet for activity 2.

English

Spend today and tomorrow writing your own story.  Please click the link below for details:

English Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May 2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Maths

Year 3

Identifying the fraction shaded

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmg47h

There is a video to watch and a couple of worksheets to have a go at.

If you’re not confident with the Year 3 work have a go at Year 2 first:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrf8jhv

English

Continue writing your story.  Use yesterday’s link for information

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Maths

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhgxhbk

Unit and non-unit fractions

There is some information to read, three online activities and one worksheet to have a go at.

Year 2 Maths activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hdqp3

English

Today please complete your story if you haven’t finished it.  Take time to read it through and edit it.  If you have chance read it to your family or over the phone to a grandparent.  We would love to see it so please email to our class email!

Thursday 21st May 2020

Maths

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcny9q

Tenths

There is a video, two activities.  One worksheet and one online game

Year 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhn6pg8

English

You have been so busy creating a story based on a theme we would love you to create a story about anything you want; your favourite hobby, your family, a story set somewhere else (space, underwater).  Just use your imagination.  We would like you to include: paragraphs, speech marks.  You can make a picture book with it or just make it a short story.  We would love to see it so email it across.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Maths

The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znvf382

Year 2:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

English

Today is the last day before we ‘break up’ for half term.  We have now had 9 weeks in lockdown and it has been a very strange time.  Today we would like you to create anything you want to do with English and about anything you want.  It could be a poem, a story, a newspaper report, a non-chronological report or even be a newspaper reporter and film yourself.

Here is what I created:

Lockdown poem


Week beginning 11th May 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

We are adding an RE (Religious Education) task for you to do this week too:

As we are still in the season of Easter, we would like your children to make Easter gardens this week. You can use any resources from around the home and be as creative as you like – just make sure that they have a religious theme. Unfortunately, we are not in school to celebrate your amazing work together at the moment but please send in a picture of your creations to your teacher’s email address. Please work together as a family on this if you can – you can submit one per family, or individual ones for siblings if the children would prefer. 
 
I look forward to seeing the pictures of your amazing creations!
 
God bless,
 
Mr Blewitt
Topic work that you can complete over the week:

Topic KS2 Rainforest Tribes Comprehension

Click on the file and have a go at a comprehension about some tribes of people that live in rainforest. Read the text then answer as many questions as you can. You could print out the text and question sheet or read the text on the screen and write your answers on paper or tell them to an adult. The file includes answer pages so you can check them afterwards.

We would suggest  the “two star” level for confident  readers. There is also a “one star” level for anyone who is more comfortable with that text and questions.

In English this week we will be continuing wit the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page)and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

This link takes you straight to the home page and you click on the Maths work for each date.

Monday 11th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Monday 11th May :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

Multiplying and dividing by 8

Go through the slide show on the webpage first

Activity 1 does not have to be printed out.  You can do on paper

Activity 2 is a game involving the 8 times table, but if you can’t print it try to invent your own game.

If you’re not confident with the year 3  work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbypscw

English

Today’s lesson is about spellings

Please click the link below

English Monday 11th May 20

PE

Below is a  link for some fun physical activities your child can take part in.

KS2 School Games Activities

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Maths

Here is the direct links for the Maths work for Tuesday 12th May :

Year 3

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4gcqt

Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. 

There is a video and three activities for you to try (don’t worry if you do not complete them all).

If you’re not confident with the year 3 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

English

Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; nouns & adjectives.

Please click the link below

English Tuesday 12th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Wednesday 13th May :

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkdjhv

Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

There are three short videos and three activities DO NOT DO Activity 3 as this is a method we do not look at in school. This is taught near the end of year 4 and into year 5

If you’re not confident with the year 3 and 4 work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrnfvk7

English

Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; fronted adverbials.

Fronted adverbial PowerPoint: t2-e-3215-fronted-adverbials-ks2-what-is-a-fronted-adverbial-powerpoint-_ver_8

Please click the link below for the activity

English Wednesday 13th May 2020

Thursday 14th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Thursday 14th May :

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhvbrj6

Multiplication and division problem solving

There are two videos to watch before you start the activities.  There are two activities to complete; the second one is an online game.

Year 2 link:    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znmpf4j

English

Choosing the main character

Please click the link below

English Thursday 14th May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

Maths

Here are the direct links for the Maths work for Friday 15th May :

The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills

Year 3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4gkwty

If you’re not confident with the year 3  work have a go at year 2 first.

Year 2 link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd4w7nb

English

Planning your story.  Please don’t print the work, it just shows you want your plan can look like.  Just ‘box-up’ your plan on paper like we do in school.

Please click the link below

English Friday 15th May 2020


Week beginning 4th May 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult, so just have a go and see how you get on.

Topic work that you can complete over the week:

This week we are taking a break from our Rainforests topic as this Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  

Carry out some research into what VE Day was and why we celebrate it then create your own poster, leaflet or PowerPoint showing what you have learnt. Here are some resources that you can use if you wish:

We are starting a new English Unit this week.  The text we will be using over the next two weeks is called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday link and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

The Maths work this week can be found on the White Rose website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

The activities on this website will be topics that the children have already covered in class, but the activities and questions are new.  

Monday 4th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

If you feel more comfortable trying year 2 for a few days this week that is ok.  Year 2 is additon and subtraction to 20. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Today Year 3 are looking at money and converting between pounds and pence

Please write your answers on paper if you are unable to print.

English

Today you will be reading your new text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and answer a few questions about the text.

Please click the link below for today’s activity.

English Monday 4th May 2020

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

LESSON 2 TODAY

All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Comparing number sentences

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Adding money-questions 7 and 8 are really challenging today!

English

Today you will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and you will be finding out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Please click the link below for the English activity.

English Tuesday 5th May 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

LESSON 3 TODAY

All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Today’s session focuses on related facts eg 7+1=8, 10+10=80

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Subtracting money

English

Today you will be exploring the meaning of three words from the text ‘King of the Fishes’ and using them in sentences.

Please click the link below for the English activity.

English Wednesday 6th May 2020

Thursday 7th May 2020

Maths

We are starting work from Summer Term week 3 w/c 4th May

LESSON 4 TODAY

All areas of Maths this week are revisiting areas that the children have experience with.  Please choose the year group you are comfortable with to help refresh your memory!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Add and subtract ones

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Multliply and divide by 3

English

You will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ from Monday to complete this activity.

Please click the link below for the English activity.

English Thursday 7th May 2020


FRIDAY’S MATHS Lesson is a challenge lesson PLEASE READ

As it is a Bank Holiday White Rose have set a challenge to get everyone cooking.  The ingredients are listed below.  Don’t worry if you are unable to do this challenge.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Classroom-Kitchen-Ingredients-Lists-1

As a school we are not setting any formal work today as it is bank holiday.  If you want to do something maybe create some bunting for your garden or window or write a poem about VE day.  Have a lovely bank holiday.

Mrs Jones


Week beginning 27th April 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

Topic work that you can complete over the week:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We are starting with Summer Term week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1.

Monday 27th April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English

You will need ‘The Truth about Trolls’ text from last week.

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

English Monday 27th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

Tuesday 28th April, 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English 

Children are using the modelled text and the subheadings they thought of yesterday.  They are to plan their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their plan on paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for tomorrow.

English Tuesday 28th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  

Wednesday 29th April

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

This work doesn’t have to printed but there are lots of reminders in it .  Children are writing up their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

English Wednesday 29th April

Please click on the link above.

Thursday 30th April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English

Using what you have learnt about non-chronological (non-fictions) reports over the last two weeks pick an animal, mythical creature, event (a volcano), a person (The Queen, a family member) or even a place and plan your own report.

This plan can be written on paper.

You must chose your own title, headings and subheadings.  Remember your plan is in note form; use words,  short sentences and pictures.  Your report doesn’t have to be long but choose something you know a lot about!  You could choose The Victorians as that was our last topic.  Good luck!

Friday 1st May 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

Write up your report which you planned yesterday.  You can put your report into a leaflet or even type it up.

Please send me your finished work if you want to, as we would love to see it!  Send in electronic copies or photographs of your work to our class email address for work only, unfortunately we will not be replying.  Some work may appear on the class page!

StMartindeporres@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk


Week beginning 20th April 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

Here is a prefix activity for children to have a go out over the whole of the week: 

The-prefix-game

To introduce our new topic of Rainforests, have a look through the information powerpoint below.  Then use the map powerpoint to find out where in the world you find rainforests.  If you can, there is a map activity for you to print out and have a go at labelling.  You can choose which version to use.  If you can’t print, you could draw your own map or information poster on paper instead.

The second powerpoint also includes a link to an information website so you can challenge yourself to do some further research and maybe even your own powerpoint if you wish.

information-powerpoint-rainforests

map-tropical-rainforests-world-map-presentation2

map-world-rainforests-L1

The English work this week all links together and builds on from the work on the previous day.  We will also be using the work in next weeks home learning.

The Maths work will be based on fractions. See the link below for the videos and activity sheets for each activity.  We have included the year 2 activities as it might help remind the children about their fraction work in previous years.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

We are starting with Week 1, Lesson1.

Monday 20th April
Maths-Fractions

Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

English

English Monday 20th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

Tuesday 20th April
Maths-Fractions

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work. 

Please click on Lesson 2.  Again your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

English   

English Tuesday 21st April

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text. 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Please click on Lesson 3.  Again your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English

English Wednesday 22nd April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Please click on Lesson 3.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English

English Thursday 23rd April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

Friday 24th April 2020- 

Maths

All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

Please click on Lesson 5.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

English

English Friday 24th April

Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

I hope you have all enjoyed the work this week.  Please keep your English work as you may use it next week.  I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

Stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS

Home learning for next week will be on the website Sunday evening


Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a very strange couple of weeks and I hope that those of you at home are coping with these new changes.  It has been a challenge to adjust to the changes but I am sure we will all get there.  We would like to wish you a calm and peaceful Easter and stay home, stay safe.

Love from Mrs Jones


EASTER ACTIVITIES

Over the Easter holidays we will not be setting work daily.  All the links below will be staying on the website so use them if you so wish.  As a school we have come up with some activities you may like to try with your child:

The image above can be found in the Easter activities document along with some physical activity resources suggested by our School Games coordinator.  There is also a grid with suggested daily challenges for Lego.

Easter activities

LEGO30daysofplay

60 second personal challenges for Redditch schools

Healthy A Z activity sheet

Physical, creative and research activities

Redditch School Games Challenges Primary

Redditch Schools PE Home activities


Working from home useful links

https://ttrockstars.com/

I have been looking at the scores this evening and a child in our class is answering questions, on average, at 0.65 seconds! WELL DONE ‘Sully Ranks’!   

Well done to ‘Beth Shears’; from a starting point of 15.79 to now an average of 4.65 seconds per question!  Don’t forget to challenge your teacher!


New link: Free audio story every day by David Walliams

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Please don’t forget to check the Maths home learning links below.  There is a Maths activity daily.  It is VERY good!

Year 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Year 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

English Resources:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround


To all the parents and carers of the children in our class.

We will be putting some Maths and English work on this page daily (Monday-Friday) but please also remember to exercise and have some fun. You can draw, paint, create and bake. All of these are crucial to learning. Don’t forget to read as much as you can too!

For those that were in last week I have sent home some extra books from our school library and have also resent home the timestable rockstars passwords.

https://ttrockstars.com/


Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

Monday

Maths-Before we finished school, we were learning about length, using a ruler to measure with millimetres, centimetres and metres.

Here are some length challenge cards for you to try at home. You don’t need to do all of them today but try to do 2 or 3 of the challenges every day this week.

measure challenge cards

 

 

English- This week, at school, we would have been learning about Holy Week. Read or listen to the story of Palm Sunday on the Power Point and then write down at least 5 things you have learnt from the story. Try to draw a story map of the main parts of the story to help you remember it.

Extension-write the story in your own words and illustrate it.

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Tuesday

Maths-Here are some sheets with some measuring problems on. There are 3 sheets and they get harder as you go on. Can you do all 3 of them?

1.-WS-Measure-length

English On a Tuesday, in English, we usually do our spelling, punctuation and grammar lesson. We have already looked at the possessive apostrophe, but remind yourself about it by having a look at the power point and then try to use it correctly on the sheets. If you can do them all try to make up some of your own.

possessive apostrophe (power point)

apostrophe table. (sentences to try)

Wednesday

Maths – Continuing with our unit on length, here are 2 more sheets for you to try. They are all about comparing length.

The answers are at the bottom, but don’t look at those until you’ve finished!

comparing lengths

English/Reading  Today is the 1st of April. It is also called April Fools’ day where people have traditionally played tricks on other people. Read the information and answer the questions. There are 3 texts. the third one is the hardest. Challenge yourself if you can!

April fools day comprehension

Art/DT/PE These are the lessons we usually have on a Wednesday afternoon. Try to go out in the garden if you have one and do some exercise for 30 minutes. If you haven’t got a garden can you think of some safe PE activities that you can do inside?

Here are some templates to make an Easter basket. You will need scissors glue and something to colour with

Easter baskets

 

Thursday

Maths- Here are some more length problems for you to have a go at. They involves millimetres, centimetres and metres.

length problems

English- Today, we will continue to hear the story of Holy Week. This is the story of The Last Supper which happened on the Thursday before Jesus died. After going through the power point story, choose a character from the story and write a diary entry pretending to be that character. think about their thoughts and feelings during the supper. Will you be Jesus, a disciple or even Judas?

last supper powerpoint

Friday

Maths- To finish the week let’s do some times tables. On the sheet you need to work out the answer to the multiplication and then colour it in the correct colour from the key above. Don’t forget to do TT Rockstars too. I am looking to see who is challenging me!

colour by multiplication

English- We finish the week hearing the story of Good Friday- the day that Jesus died. We’ve learnt about the 3 stories of Holy Week this week, so after you’ve looked at todays story, write a recount of what happened during those 3 days. Remember to use chronological order and factual language. You could then illustrate your work and share the story with your family at home.

good friday powerpoint

 Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

Monday

Maths-Go on a shape hunt to find all the 2D and 3D shapes in your house and garden.  Make a list of these shapes and where you found them.

English-Poetry.  Look at the poems below.  Choose your favourite, copy write some of it with joined handwriting, add illustrations and perform it to your family.  Extension: Have a go at writing your own.

The Tyger KS2 Handwriting Practice 

Wind On The Hill KS2 Handwriting Poems

Tuesday

Maths-Angles.  Create a right angle finder and find all the right angles in your house. Create a table for all the right angles and those that are not too.

 NZ2-M-21-Right-Angle-Finders

It you find angles smaller than a right angle (90°) they are called acute angles.  Angles between 90° and 180° are called obtuse angles and angles bigger than 180° are called reflex angles.

NZ2-M-22-Types-of-Angles-Display-Posters

English-Poetry

Learn about a different type of poem:  Limericks

Limericks Teaching Powerpoint

Create your own Limerick at home and use the examples above to help.

Wednesday

Maths-Symmetry

Look at the PowerPoint presentation below

#Lesson Presentation Shape Symmetry 

Work through these two activities

t-n-1281-symmetry-activity-sheet-_ver_3 

Activity Sheet Cut and Fold 2D Shapes shape challenges

English-Acrostic poems.  Talk about what an acrostic poem is (see examples below) and create an acrostic using the word spring or springtime.  You could even make up your own!  Create them on a piece of paper.  Below is a PowerPoint to explain what an acrostic poem is.

t2-e-998-recognise-some-different-forms-of-poetry-acrostics-teaching-powerpoint-_ver_2

Thursday-

Maths-Perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

Look at the PowerPoint first as this explains how to calculate the perimeter.  It suggests column addition at the end, put the children may choose not to do this as they are adding 1-digit numbers and column addition isn’t always the quickest method.  Children can add the numbers mentally.

PowerPoint – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

Complete the activity below

Horizontal Format – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

Answers – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

English

The children will have looked at ‘Tyger Tyger’ by William Blake this week.  The poem and comprehension questions below:

T2-E-2108-The-Tyger-Poem-Print-Out

Reading Comprehension Activity

There are 3 question sheets the most difficult ones are the third set.  (answers are included).

Friday-

Maths-Have a go at these perimeter challenges. You will need to have completed Thursday’s activities in order to understand and complete these challenges.

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English-Create your own poem using the techniques you have learnt this week.  It could be about Spring, school or your favourite animal.

We hope that you all manage to have a restful weekend.  The page will be updated Sunday evening ready for Monday.

Kind Regards

Mrs Jones and the Key Stage 2 Team


If your child is off school please find below some useful websites below to help your child;

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Maths home learning:

Year 3: There isn’t any year 3 work on the webpage yet, but please keep checking this link.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=MzcwMTKxMDQzMDK1BAA&sseid=MzIwMjU2tTA2tgQA&jobid=1c32a879-a500-433c-b41a-efec5108e7f0

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

 

 

Work to do at home

Writing

Write a non-chronological report.  This could be on ‘The Victorians’ (this is the topic we have been studying).  A previous topic we have studied at this year (Egypt or Volcanoes), or something that you enjoy!

Reading

Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could reread a familiar or favourite book and write a book review or just a summary of the book and give it a rating out of 10.

Below is a link to a book review sheet:

T2-E-889-In-Depth-Book-Review-Template_ver_2 

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Reading comprehension: Click the link below.

Roald Dahl Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Maths

Choose any number and get the children to write as many facts about the number!  See if they can find/create an unusual fact.

Click on the link and try these problems:

Day-14-Thursday-19th-March-2020

If you have access to a printer, below is a Maths booklet:

Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet

Don’t forget Times Table Rockstars!

https://ttrockstars.com/

We will be updating our class blog again next week


Welcome to our class page.  

Here you will find out what we have been doing in class and any other information that you may need to know.

Mrs Jones is the class teacher supported by Mrs Peachey who teaches the class on a Monday and a Wednesday afternoon.

The Teaching Assistants who work in the class are Mrs Rollins, Mrs Mills, Mrs Kings and Miss Casey. They work in the class at different times during the day.

Reminders

PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday in the Spring term. Please make sure your child’s kit is in school including pumps. We will send it home at the end of the half term to be washed.

The children are really enjoying learning their times tables using the Times Table Rockstars website. https://ttrockstars.com. We are encouraging the children to practise their times tables regularly now so that they will be ready for the times table test in Year 4. the Multiplication check is a National Test set by the Department for Education.

Spring 2 week 3

This week we were celebrating Science Week.  The theme of the week was ‘Our diverse planet’. We learnt about the first trip to the Antarctic and we investigated which material would keep them the warmest in the Antarctica. We also made bug hotels to encourage creatures to make their home in our environment.

In English, we practised revising and editing our work. We started to learn about the scullery so that we could write an innovated non-chronological report.  

In maths, we were looking at statistics and using pictograms bar charts and tables to use and interpret data. They were able to answer some questions about the data.

In PE, the children continued to work on their dance based on the scullery, with the music Consider Yourself from Oliver.

Spring 2 week 2

We’ve had another busy week in St. Martin de Porres class.

The week started celebrating Mass that was led by St. Teresa’s class which was lovely.

In English this week, we have continued to learn about non chronological reports and have written an imitated version of the class text about a Victorian school room.

In maths, the children have continued to add amounts of money and work out change by counting on. They have tried really hard to solve problems involving money. 

In geography, they used the laptops to look at maps of Redditch in the Victorian times and how it has changed and why.

In RE, children heard the story of the Widow of  Nain as part of the Lent unit. They also wrote their own Act of Contrition prayer.

We had a fabulous time on World Book Day. We based all our activities on the book of Peter Pan as we had read it in class. They loved making their own pirate ships in the morning and made their own map of Neverland in the afternoon. We did lots of reading too. We shared books with St. Thomas class in the morning and lots of parents and grandparents came to read with us in the afternoon. Thank you so much if you attended.  (Pictures to follow of World Book Day)

Spring 2 Week 1

The children came back from half term refreshed and ready to learn.

We started the new unit of money in maths and the children were confident when adding amounts of coins together. Thank you to those parents who sent in the new £20 note for us to have a look at in class.

In English, we bean to learn our new text which is a non-chronological report based on a Victorian School Room. We are learning the text by using a story map and lots of repetition.

In Science, the children began to investigate how sounds were made by using instruments and other resources from around the classroom. They certainly knew how to make loud sounds!

In RE, we finished our unit on Reconciliation and we changed our RE table to the colour purple as we have now moved into the season of  Lent. We enjoyed taking part in the Ash Wednesday Mass.

Spring 1 Week 5

We’ve had an exciting week this week. 

In RE we heard the story of The Prodigal Son and the children wrote the story from the Prodigal Son’s point of view. They thought about what this story tells us about forgiveness.

On Wednesday, the children thought about the Year of the Word and drew some beautiful pictures depicting stories from Matthew’s Gospel.

In art, the children learnt about the artist William Morris. They designed a tile and then printed with it.

On Thursday, we visited Hartlebury Castle museum. We visited the school room where we wrote words on a slate and learnt about how children were taught in the Victorian times. We played Victorian games in the playground, such as using a hoop, diablo and stilts. 

We also visited the scullery where we learnt about what life was like for boot boys and scullery maids. The children practised washing and ironing, scrubbing the floors, shining shoes and preparing food. They finished by beating the dust out of the rug. It was a very enjoyable day even though it was really cold!

In science, the children investigated how to make a simple circuit using batteries, wires and a bulb. They had lots of fun.

Spring 1 week 4

We’ve had another busy week in St Martin de Porres. 

In maths, the children are continuing to work on multiplication and division which they are becoming very confident with. They are also really good at recalling facts from the 4 times table. This is really helping them with their work in the maths unit.

In English, we wrote a character description about the Artful Dodger, a character from Oliver Twist. The children had some really good ideas. We also began to plan a diary entry in the style of the Artful Dodger.

In Geography, we learned about schoolrooms and sculleries in the Victorian times in preparation for our trip to Hartlebury next Thursday. Please send in payment and consent if this is still outstanding.

The children are enjoying their PE lessons. On a Wednesday, they do outdoor PE with Mr Beech from Sports stars and then netball on a Tuesday with Mrs Jones.

In RE, the children are working on the unit of Reconciliation and this week they thought about how Jesus forgave Zacchaeus and heard the story of The Prodigal Son.

Spring 1 week 3

The children have  continued  to enjoy learning about the Victorians this week. In history we wrote a biography about Queen Victoria and in geography we used an atlas to find the countries that were part of the British Empire.

The children wrote their imitated diary entry and they all did really well. They had remembered the text brilliantly.  We have been practising using the possessive apostrophe accurately and the children sorted out sentences that were correct and incorrect.

In maths we have started to work out multiplication problems using the column method.  We have done it step by step and the children are beginning to understand the method.

We also visited the library on Monday and the children did some more research about the Victotrians. 

Thank you if you have sent in the outdoor PE kit. The children are playing football outside this half term.  

On Thursday, the children took part in some listening activities to practise the listening rules. The rules are sitting still, listening to all the words, staying quiet and looking at the person who is talking. They really enjoyed the activities. 

Spring 1 week 2

We’ve had another busy week in Year 3.

In English, they have been learning a text that was a diary entry that Oliver Twist could have written. They have learnt the text using a story map and making up actions. They will then write this text next week in preparation for them writing their own diary entry. 

In maths, we are continuing our multiplication unit. They used facts they already knew to work out more complex problems. For example, if I know 3×4 is 12 then I know that 30×4 is 120.

In science, we thought about safely around electricity and designed out own safety posters.

In history, we started to learn about the life of Queen Victoria. How many facts can you find out at home about her?

Thank you to everyone who has returned the constant form and payment for our trip to Hartlebury Museum on 6th February.

We finished the week finding out about Chinese New Year which is on 25th January.  It is the Year of the Rat. The children made Chinese lanterns, dragons and painted cherry blossom trees. They had a lovely day.

Spring 1 week 1

Happy new year and welcome back to school. We have already been busy this week starting our new topics.

In English this week, we have read the Ladybird version of Oliver Twist. The children really enjoyed hearing the story. We have started to think about the features of a diary.

In maths we have completed the first part of the multiplication and division topic. In the assessment the children all did really well.

In science, the children investigated electronic toys to work out how you make them work and what they do. They had a great afternoon. See the pictures below.

In history, we began to think about the Victorians and the children discussed what they already knew about the Victorians.

It has also been our RSE week. We have discussed healthy eating, what makes a good friend, how we take care of ourselves and how we are changing. We have had some really good discussions.

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in fruit and vegetables for snack time. It’s lovely to see so many children eating healthily.

For PE we will be doing some sessions outside so please send your children with a navy tracksuit and trainers if you can. Thank you.

**UPDATE** 6.1.20

Due to an unforeseen change to the timetable PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion!

Spring Term 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas Holiday spending time with your family.

This half term, our topic is the Victorians . We will be learning about life in Victorian times and comparing life now to then. In February, we are taking a trip to Hartlebury Museum to find out more about Victorian life.

In English, we will be looking at the story of Oliver Twist and writing a variety of diary entries based on the story.

We are continuing to practise our multiplication skills in maths so keep going with Times Tables Rockstars. It’s really making a difference to the children’s confidence.

In science, the children will be learning about electricity, how to stay safe around electricity and how to construct a simple circuit.

Please note the change of PE day from a Wednesday to a Tuesday.

Please ensure that book bags are in school everyday. Please sign your child’s diary when they’ve read with you at home so I can see how they are getting on with you.

Below are a couple of photos of the last week of term when we had a party and a special visitor

Autumn 2 week 6

In English this week, it was time to write the end of their disaster story. The children used the plans from last week to write their exciting ending. The children did really well remembering to add fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and paragraphs. The children are now mostly remembering when they should be using full stops and capital letters.

We are continuing to use multiplication skills in maths. We had some problem solving lessons where the children had to use what they already knew to solve problems and explain their working out. We continued to practise all our times tables using Times Table Rockstars and the children are getting faster and faster. Some children are now answering in less than 6 seconds! Fantastic work!

In science, the children learned about the work of Mary Anning, the fossil hunter. They looked at a variety of fossils before finding out how fossils are formed.

In geography we watched a video about people who lived near Mount Vesuvius to try to decide if living near a volcano was a good or a bad thing. Ask your child for their opinion.

In RE, the children learnt the story of The Visitation when Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist.

The children have also enjoyed learning new Christmas songs this week ready for Mass and Carols round the Chritmas tree next week. They all sang beautifully.

Autumn 2 week 5

In English this week the children began to plan their own ending for a natural disaster story. They had some really interesting ideas, with most choosing to focus on a hurricane or a forest fire.

In maths the children are continuing to recall and use multiplication facts for the 4 times table. They are becoming confident when doing this and are starting to use what they know to solve problems. On Friday, the children had a session on Times Table Rockstars which they loved. They are all becoming extremely competitive and even challenged me. 2 children managed to beat my time! Keep up the good work!

In science, the children went in a rock hunt around the school and we were amazed at how many different types of rock we found. We took them back to the classroom to investigate and make a display with.

In geography the children are still loving learning about volcanoes. This week, we learnt the difference between composite and shield volanoes. Ask your child which one is which.

In art the children are using water colours and will use this technique in the next few weeks to create something to send home at Christmas.

In RE we have focused on our Advent theme by making Jesse tree decorations. The decorations depict stories from the Old Testament.

Autumn 2 week 4

In English this week the children learnt the suffixes er and est and added them to root words such as tall (taller, tallest) small (smaller, smallest) quiet (quieter, quietest). We have still been using the text of Escape from Pompeii to learn about different natural disasters. We have been thinking about how we can show how a character is feeling in a book rather than writing how the are feeling, for example, He moved his heavy legs as he tried somewhere to lie down (to say that they are tired.)

In maths, we are still are still learning the multiplication facts for the 4 times table. We have been counting in 4s and reciting the facts such as 4×4=. The children are beginning to learn their tables so keep working hard with the Times Tables Rockstars and see if you can beat Mrs Jones and Mrs Rollins.

In Science the children enjoyed investigating a variety of rocks to see if they were waterproof and how strong they were. The children loved it!

Autumn 2 week 3

In English this week, the children have learnt the homophone there, their and they’re. They have practised putting the correct word into sentences, for example, The children are over there. They put on their coats. They’re going outside. We have also started to innovate the ending of Escape to Popmeii by changing the volcano to a Tsunami.

In maths, we have started to learn about multiplication by looking at equal groups, for example 4 equal groups of 3 is 12. We will continue working on the 3, 4 and 8 times table

In RE the children have been looking at the different parts of the Mass and focused on the Gospel reading.

In Science the children have enjoyed investigating different types of rocks and doing observational drawings of them. In geography we have used an atlas to find volcanoes around the world and have begun to find out how a volcano works.

This half term our topic is Disaters! The book that we are reading in our English lessons is called ‘Escape from Pompeii’ which is based on the time Mount Vesuvius erupted. We will also be thinking about other natural disasters and using these as a basis for our writing.

KS2 Topic Plan for Autumn 2 2019

St Martin de Porres class have settled in really well in Year 3.

Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and so far we have looked at a world map to find where Egypt is and we have been finding out all about the different gods.

We really enjoyed our trip to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. We looked at lots of different artefacts from Ancient Egypt. We also saw the Staffordshire Hoard and found out about Birmingham through the years.

Just a reminder that book bags need to be in every day please and PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday.