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Mrs Lauren Hazelton & Mrs Suzanne McCulloch
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Grebes’ Homework - Week Beginning 30.3.20

Hello Grebes!  I hope you are all well and coped with your first week at home.  Unfortunately, Bingley has struggled over the past few days; he wants to go back to work!

 

As for me, I carved my own wand this week!  We’ve had a Harry Potter theme for our home learning but I’m hoping the HP fans in Grebes can spot which wand I based my design on?

 

I hope you have all been following Joe Wicks' workout in the mornings.  We have and it is a good boost of energy to start the day with, although I must admit, I have been aching all over.  Make sure you are getting some sort of exercise and I don't mean just exercising your thumbs playing games all day and night!
 

 

Maths Work for Year 6 - Calculating Scale Factors

 

If you go to the White Rose website (follow link below)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

You can follow the lessons set for this week.  There is a video you can follow and pause to answer the questions they give you and then there is work for you to do.   You can also check your work by clicking on the answers.  Later in the week there is a lesson about measuring angles.  Now I'm guessing most of you haven't got protractors at home, but you could download a picture of one and trace over it using baking paper if you wanted to.  Or miss that bit out and go onto calculating angles.

 

Maths Work for Year 5 -  Decimals and percentages

 

Go onto the White Rose website using the link below:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

You can follow the lessons set for this week.  There are videos you can watch each day and pause to answer the questions they give you,  then there is follow up work for you to do.   You can then check your work by clicking on the answers.  

 

English - SPAG

 

There is a mystery exercise to do - the answers are at the end of the document.  Remember, if you can't remember what the grammatical term means, look it up on google for an explanation.  

Reading -  make sure you are reading your own books for 30 minutes a day.  You can still take quizzes on Accelerated Reader.  Then have a go at the reading comprehensions.  There are 5 quick ones you can do, just do one a day if possible.

History -  King Harold and The Battle of Hastings

 

Look at the power point attached and also the links to Newsround and Horrible Histories.  You can also do your own further research.  Then choose one or more of the tasks to complete below.

 

Tasks:

Create a comic strip about the return of the Vikings, Harold coming to the throne and the Battle of Hastings.

Write a newspaper report about the Battle of Hastings - include eye witness accounts (remember to use inverted commas and new line for new speaker).

Write a diary extract as King Harold, detailing your inner thoughts about the upcoming battle.

Write your own research report about the Battle of Hastings.

 

 

Newsround report on the Battle of Hastings

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37645852

 

Horrible Histories clip

 

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2pjsh2

 

Art

 

Draw part of the Bayeux Tapestry, or (if you have materials) you could try sewing part of the tapestry to create your own embroidery piece. 

Science -  To be able to recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Exploring levers

Think of the context as a new ride at Thorpe Park. The ‘load’ could be the people inside a pod.

 

Set up a basic lever: place a hexagonal shaped pencil on the table and lay a ruler across it. Try to add masses on one end and then see how much force they need to push down on the other end to make the ruler horizontal.  See picture below:

 

Pattern-seeking – How much force is required at when the fulcrum is in different place to lift a mass at the other end?

Label one end of the ruler with ‘L’ (load). Label the other end with a ‘F’ post-it for ‘force’. Place a rubber at the ‘L’ end. Place the fulcrum (pencil) under the middle of the rule. Add masses to the ‘F’ end of the ruler. Think about how much force (push) is required to lift the load to a horizontal position. 

Then then try moving the fulcrum (pencil underneath) to a different to find out what affect this has on the amount of force required to lift the load to a horizontal position.

You could then try this out in the garden by using different materials you may have lying around, like a wooden plank and a brick for the fulcrum.  You could use a teddy as your load and see what mass (number of stones?) it takes to lever the plank to horizontal position, or even to fire it to the end of the garden?  Think about the angle it would follow though, you don't want to lose your teddy in next door's garden!  Move your fulcrum - what affect does this have?

TT Rockstars

Just to remind all of you that you must not go into each other's TT Rockstars accounts.  Respect each other please.

Isolation Wk 1: Grebes’ Tasks

Hello lovely Grebes children and parents!  I hope you are all keeping safe and well at home.  It was lovely to sit outside in the garden this afternoon, in the sunshine.  It gave me a much needed boost of vitamin D.  I was also chuffed to beat Amelie in a game of table tennis too!  Bingley is unfortunately not self-isolating enough.  He was particularly whiffy last night but look at his adorable face; how can I isolate him from the lounge?

 

Work for you to tackle this week:

  • Try one or more PE sessions with Joe Wicks the body-coach (yes, I used a hyphen).  He is on Youtube every day at 9am.  You will actually need to get out of bed AP!!!  I did it this morning, so if I can do it, you can do it.
  • Maths Year 6 – try the fluency questions first, then reasoning and then problem solving.  Remember to explain your answers in detail and read the question carefully before you round the decimal.

Year 5 Maths – remember that 3 decimal places means 3 digits after  the decimal point so:                                 4.678

                            These are the 3 decimal places.

English – Keep reading!  

Reading comprehension – don’t moan!  I know who you are!!

  •  SPAG – look at the power point and then do the apostrophe sheets.  Remember that for a plural noun that ends in s, the apostrophe goes after the s.

Eg. The witches’ hats were crooked.

         If the plural noun doesn’t end in s, then add  ‘s.

       Eg.  The children’s socks were decidedly whiffy in Grebes Class.

History – Research and then create a power point about crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon and Viking times (hold onto your fingers and toes). Compare their punishments with the punishments given today in the UK. 

There are lots of clips of Horrible Histories (Vikings) on You Tube; I couldn’t find any specific to punishments, but they are full of facts and funny to watch.

Science – There are a number of activities I will put up, which you can choose depending on what materials you have at home.

Learning Objective: To be able to recognise that some mechanisms, including pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

  1. Exploring pulleys – How do pulleys work?

The context could be pulleys on a crane.

Discuss when they have seen pulleys. Pictures can be found on the following website:

http://www.mikids.com/SMachinesPulleys.htm

Establish with your child that pulleys allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

 

 

Challenge your child to find out how much mass must be placed in the top cup to make the one at the bottom lift off the ground. They can begin with no pulley by simply placing the string over the wooden pole. They can then try one and then two pulleys.

You can record in a table the amount of mass added to make the tub lift next to the number of pulleys.

  1. Explore – How do gears work?

Context – discuss the gears that can be found on bikes.  Have a look at your own bike.

 

 

 

You could have a go at making these gears from stiff cardboard.  You would need to be accurate when cutting out the teeth.  Then pin through the centre onto a base board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Put one axle in each of the small gears.

2. Find or make a mark on one tooth on each gear.

3. Use the stickers to label one gear as the driver, ‘D’, and one as the follower, ‘F’. The driver will move the follower.

4. Put these two gears on a base board with the marked teeth touching.

5. Turn the driver one complete time around in a clockwise direction. Watch the follower as you do. Record how many times the follower turns and in what direction.

6. Now put another gear between the driver and the follower as in the second picture above. Turn the driver as in step 5 and record what happens to the follower.

Repeat this procedure with two gears between the driver and follower.

 

Explore – How can you change the direction of turn and the speed of the gears?

https://education.lego.com/en-us/lessons/advancing-with-spm/gear

This Lego website above shows how to build a range of gear combinations. You could try to re-create some of these.  There are some downloadable worksheets but they look quite challenging.

 

 

So, enjoy your week as much as you can, don't forget to also go on Doodle Maths and Times Tables Rockstars.  Lastly, do as you are told and behave!  From, Mrs McCulloch.

 

P.S I can't believe I am missing you lot!

Homework Spring 2020

Grebes 2 Year Rolling Curriculum

The expectation is that children will complete a minimum of 3 pieces to bring into school by the end of each half term.  Worksheets will be put on class pages of the website for parents to download or paper copies available upon request.

 

  • Maths challenge – learn to tell the time with analogue and digital clocks.  If you can already do this, challenge yourself with reading bus and train time tables (sheets provided).
  • Writing challenge – what causes earthquakes?  Write a report including diagrams and headings or you could create a working model to demonstrate how earthquakes occur.
  • Create a model of El Castillo at Chichen Itza.
  • Draw a world map showing the fault lines of earth quakes
  • Create a fact file of a famous musician – dead or alive! – using bullet points and headings.
  • Create your own recipe using chocolate, bake it and then bring in the finished product to show us in school.  Be prepared to tell us what and how you did it.

 

In addition, please see ‘My Activity Passport’ on our school website with ideas about additional activities you and your family can take part in over the term.

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SPELLINGS to be tested WEDNESDAY April 12

Children know their group but may take additional test if they wish.

RED YELLOW GREEN BLUE
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Spellings- Every WEDNESDAY

Homework must be in by Wednesday each week

Children must be reading a minimum of 20 minutes, at least 5 days/week. 

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