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Home Learning

   

Year Three Year Four
Year Five Year Six
Wellbeing at Home

  

Some guidance for parents about home learning.

 

From the week beginning 27th April, we have given a suggested timetable for you to follow at home.

You might not want to use this timetable, but if you think it will help you structure your time at home more productively, you might want to give it a try.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Independent reading

(20 mins)

Independent reading

(20 mins)

Independent reading

(20 mins)

Independent reading

(20 mins)

Independent reading

(20 mins)

Times Table Rock Stars

(30 mins)

Times Table Rock Stars

(30 mins)

Times Table Rock Stars

(30 mins)

Times Table Rock Stars

(30 mins)

Times Table Rock Stars

(30 mins)

Maths

(45 mins – 1 hour)

Maths

(45 mins – 1 hour)

Maths

(45 mins – 1 hour)

Maths

(45 mins – 1 hour)

Maths

(45 mins – 1 hour)

Spellings

(20 mins)

Spellings

(20 mins)

Spellings

(20 mins)

Spellings

(20 mins)

Spellings

(20 mins)

SPAG/Writing

(30 – 45 mins)

SPAG/Writing

(30 – 45 mins)

SPAG/Writing

(30 – 45 mins)

SPAG/Writing

(30 – 45 mins)

SPAG/Writing

(30 – 45 mins)

Reading

(30 - 45 mins)

Topic/Science

Duration will vary

 

Reading

(30 - 45 mins)

Topic/Science

Duration will vary

 

Reading

(30 - 45 mins)

PE/Art/Additional activity

Activity and duration own choice

PE/Art/Additional activity

Activity and duration own choice

PE/Art/Additional activity

Activity and duration own choice

PE/Art/Additional activity

Activity and duration own choice

PE/Art/Additional activity

Activity and duration own choice

Week Beginning Monday 27th April

Good morning everyone!  Year group tasks for this week have now been published in the individual Year Group pages - they have also been emailed to you.

The following tasks have been provided for everyone - you can choose to do them as extras if you'd like to.

Weather Diary

Mindfulness Activity

Create your own weather diary and make a note of the changing weather. Spring is an exciting season which can see anything from snow to sun-bathing. What will Spring 2020 be like?

See separate sheet for instructions.  

 

Local artist, Caroline Misselbrook has kindly sent us a seahorse repeating pattern which can be printed out, coloured and stuck together to make one large picture (4 copies to be printed to make the large picture).

See separate attachment.

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

This week’s fun Art@home challenge is to create a portrait of a family member (or a self-portrait if you prefer) in the style of the great artist Picasso!  No materials needed other than paper and some felt-tipped pens or colouring pencils.  Curious?  Check the Art@Home blog post for inspiration.

Volcano Lemons. Make your very own volcano! You will need a lemon, baking soda, food colouring (optional) and washing up liquid. See the blog on the 27th April for the instructions.

 

Week Beginning Monday 20th April

Good morning everyone!  Year group tasks for this week have now been published in the individual Year Group pages - they have also been emailed to you.

The following tasks have been provided for everyone - you can choose to do them as extras if you'd like to.

Make a wordsearch

Scavenger Hunt

Have a go at making a wordsearch for someone on your family to complete.

 

1.       Draw yourself a grid of squares on a piece of paper

2.       Fill in the words you want to be found (and write a list of them at the bottom of the page)

3.       Fill in the blank spaces with random letters

4.       Give your wordsearch to someone else – how long does it take them to find all the words?

 

Your wordsearch could be on a theme – holidays, animals, things found in the garden… be creative!

 In your garden or a safe outdoor space collect as many of the following in your tub/bowl as you can:

·         Something wet

·         Something noisy

·         Something old

·         Something heavy

·         Something shiny

·         Something dry

·         Something quiet

·         Something new

·         Something light

·         Something dark

·         Something you would like to keep

·         Something that can blow in the wind

·         Something you have never seen before

·         Something that smells nice

·         Something beautiful

·         Five shades of green

With the scavenged items, can you create a sculpture or picture? Can you invent a new species of creature? Or replicate a beautiful landscape you have seen?

 

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

We were so thrilled to see all the fabulous rainbow pictures that so many of you sent in at the start of our stay-at-home experience.  This week, Mrs Milne will be suggesting a way to re-visit this theme to create a 3D version for your windowsill.  Check the Art@Home blog post for more details.

Plastic milk!

Make plastic out of these simple ingredients: milk, vinegar and you will also need a sieve!

Visit the school blog on the 20th April for the full instructions.

   

Week Beginning Monday 30th March

 

Starting this week, we will be using the following routine for home learning.

Monday morning

Teachers will email the children in their year group to set a series of tasks for the week ahead.  These tasks will also be posted on the Year group pages above, and sent out via ParentMail.  There is no expectation that children will complete every task, but there should be enough to keep you occupied for the week.

In addition to the specific year group tasks, we will also include some additional weekly fun tasks which are open to everyone.

We’re going on a Bear Hunt!

Kim’s game

Art from Mrs Milne

Put a teddy in your window

When you go out for your daily exercise, how many bears can you spot in windows?

 

There are lots of residents in Bishop’s Waltham taking part in this so you should be able to spot lots of bears!

 

Gather a selection of about 20 items from around the house and/or garden on a tray.

You have 30 seconds to memorise as many items as you can. Cover them with a cloth and then name as many items as possible. Who can remember the most?

 

Year 3 have been challenged to create an Iron Man model out of junk.  Mrs Milne thought it would be fun to extend this challenge to the whole school, and would love to see your junk model creations, be that robots, animals, or anything else that gets your creative juices going.  Keep a look out for Mrs Milne’s weekly art challenges which will be published every Monday morning on the school blog while we are all staying at home.  More tips and techniques for your junk modelling will be uploaded there tomorrow morning.

 

As the week goes on, your teacher will be updating the school blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  To keep this interesting, please keep in touch with your teacher.  Let them know what you are doing, and send them pictures of any work you've done, or of any other fun activities you might have tried during the week.

    

Week Beginning Monday 23rd March

This page has been designed for the early days of an enforced school closure.  During this period, we will be working on the best way to sustain home learning, and we will notify you of this via parentmail, bwjsapps and the school website.

For this initial period, we wanted to give you some things that you can do while you are at home.

 

Our Expectations

A period of enforced school closure is a new situation for all of us, so you will have to bear with us as we try to make this time productive.

We do not expect anyone at home to work as if they were at school.  We recognise that parents may be juggling work and childcare and that access to the internet and other resources may be limited.  However, we would encourage you to take part in some of the activities given here so that your minds are engaged.  These activities may also help to give some structure to your day if you are not able to leave the house.

While you are at home, you will be able to communicate with your teacher via your bwjsapps email account, and they will probably send messages to you about further work if our school closure continues for a longer amount of time.  Please remember, though, that your teachers will have other work and home commitments, so they may not be able to reply to your messages immediately.

During this first week, you should ensure that you can access your bwjsapps email account at bwjsapps.co.uk.  If you are unable to remember your password of username, please ask a parent to email Mr Senior, and he will be able to reset it for you.  (Please note, teachers will only communicate with children using their designated bwjsapps.co.uk account, and not via any other email account or messaging service).

English

If you are unable to attend school, you will have plenty of time to read!  Hopefully, we will have been able to send you home with a library book or two, and you may well have access to books from home and books from other libraries.  If you have a tablet or e-reader, you might want to investigate the Hampshire Library ebook service

In addition to reading, here are some tasks you could complete to accompany your books.

If you would like to do more writing, why not write:

  • A story?
  • A diary of your time off school?
  • An email to a friend (using your bwjsapps account to keep in touch with each other)?
  • Instructions to accompany something which you’ve made at home? You could share these with someone else so they could make it too!

     

Maths

Your Times Table Rock Stars account remains up and running.  In addition to your weekly homework, why not look around other areas of the TTR platform?  You challenge other people to a game, work on improving your speed and your accuracy, and earn money to spend upgrading your avatar.

Are you sure of your Times Table Rockstars login information?  If you cannot access your account, email Mr Senior and he will let you know your username and password.

If you want to play some other maths games during this week, why not visit one of the following sites:

 

 

Mathsframe.co.uk

 

Topmarks.co.uk Snappymaths.com

Mathszone.co.uk

 

 

If you are in Year 6, your teacher will have probably sent you home with some maths questions.  You may not be able to do all of these questions, but it would be good if you could try as many as possible.

 

     

Topic

During this term, there has been some excellent topic work going on in school.

Why not use this opportunity to extend your learning in these areas, or begin finding out about a new topic by researching and presenting some information around your topic?  This could be done on paper or on a computer.

 

Year Three

The Romans

Begin finding out about your next topic.
What knowledge can you bring back to school with you?

Year Four

King Alfred

Find out some more information about
this figure from history.

Year Five

Rivers

Begin finding out about your next topic.
What knowledge can you bring back to school with you?

Year Six

Ancient Greece

Choose an area that has interested you this half term
– or an area we didn’t investigate!

Fun Activities For Home!

In addition to your school work, here are some other things you might be able to do at home.

 

Den or cave building in your house – use blankets, sheets and furniture to make your structure. Be sure to add some cushions to make it extra cosy! 

 

A housebound treasure hunt – create a map of your home and hide small items around it. Use written clues/words to help describe the place you are looking for (e.g. I am cold and make a ‘beep beep’ noise if left open’ – a fridge of course!)

 

 

Children’s indoor (or outdoor) gym – create some fun sports stations to keep you active and alert! Examples: How many turns of the skipping rope can you do in 30 secs? Who can balance on 1 leg for the longest? How many throws and catches can you do in 1 minute?

 

Finger paint animals – using paints, why not try to create a whole zoo of finger and hand painted animals!

 

Rock painting – dig for rocks in the garden, wash them so they are clean and then paint them with different designs.

 

Indoor hide and seek – who can find the best hiding places?

Decorate plant pots before you plant seeds for the spring/summer.

 

Make cards to send to elderly relatives or neighbours – it would really brighten their day!

 

Rainbow challenge – collect as many different items in the different colours of the rainbow and create a masterpiece.

  

Cooking challenges – help to prepare and cook a meal with your parents twice a week. Perhaps you could bake some biscuits or fairy cakes?

  

 

Looking For More?

Education Resource site Twinkl is currently offering a free trial for parents and teachers – it contains a wealth of material which may interest you.  In a prolonged closure, we may well draw on these resources; in the meantime, feel free to explore it.

To set up an account, go to Twinkl and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 

Brief Updates from Mr Senior...

Budding artists might like to check out 'Draw With Rob' by artist Rob Buddulph.  This site contains a number of simple drawing tutorials to help even those who aren't confident artists to produce some great pictures.

The WWF are running a Biodiversity week from the 18th May with a different activity each day.

Click here to find out more.

Tate Kids is a resource from the Tate Gallery which offers lots of suggested activities, videos about artists/art movements and even a ‘Tait Art’ app for making and uploading digital art.   If you make anything using Tate Kids, Mrs Milne would love to see what you've done.

If you're a Doctor Who fan, the BBC have created a space called 'Staying In The TARDIS' which contains some activities you might enjoy.

Hampshire Music Service have sent out some new resources which you might enjoy looking at.

Guide to the Orchestra

Sound Seekers - Carnival of the Animals

Sound Seekers - Rhythm of Life

Active360 have put together some resources that may be of interest.  These cover physically active learning, physical activity, healthy lifestyle recipes and a range of other things.

Hampshire SLS have given us access to their reading e-platform which allows children to download a range of audio books and ebooks.  To access the catalogue, children will need to use their bwjsapps account name (without the '@bwjsapps.co.uk' on the end) and the password 'library1'.  Pupils can borrow two books at a time, and the loan will last for two weeks.  Mrs Daniels has emailed everyone with more information - do get in touch with her if you have trouble accessing this resource.

Starting from Monday 20th April, the BBC are running a Bitesize Daily service.  These provide you with daily lessons for maths, English and some foundation subjects with video clips and online activities for each year group.  We may, at some stage, link some of our own home learning tasks to these resources, but if you're looking for something extra to do, this is well worth a look.

Mrs Mars has sent me a Time Capsule workbook from the ELSA team.  This is a lovely way to record this unusual slice of life; something we can all look back on in the future.  If you would like to complete your own Time Capsule Workbook, you can download it here.

Mrs Daniels has sorted access to 'The Day Explorer' - News to Open Minds.

She has emailed login instructions to your parents.

Mr Campbell has come across a document which gathers together more than 60 virtual tours from around the world.  These include aquariums, art galleries, museums, famous landmarks, science centres, zoos, and even outer space.  The document can be viewed here.

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

We don't follow the White Rose scheme as a school, but we do use some of their resources, so we know they're good.  If you're looking for additional maths work, this is an excellent place to start.

Mrs Arnold has put together some simple science experiments you can do at home.

Click here to download.

If you try some of these experiments, please let her know and send her some photos at mrs.arnold@bwjsapps.co.uk

Don't forget that you have access to the school's BrainPop account, even when you're not at school.

The easiest way to get to BrainPop is through bwjsapps - that way, you won't have to log in.

Remember, BrainPop has videos and quizzes about all sorts of school topics.

Minecraft have made their educational content free on the game's online marketplace.  Well worth a look for anyone who already plays!

At 9:30 on Wednesday 25th, Steve Backshall will be doing a wildlife Q&A on his YouTube channel.

This YouTube channel is offering you the chance to learn British Sign Language for free in a series of lessons designed for children.

The Edinburgh Zoo website allows you to watch a range of animals through their webcam page, including their pandas.

Audo Elevenses by David Walliams - David Walliams is currently uploading a free audio story to his website every day.

The Rainbow Challenge!

This wasn't our idea, but we like it.

Over the next few weeks, children will be able to leave the house, but will be unlikely to see their friends as often as they usually do.  To make lives more interesting, why not make a rainbow picture and display it in your window?  Then, when we're out and about, we'll be able to look for them.

If you put a rainbow up in your window, send a photo to mr.senior@bwjsapps.co.uk - we'll put them on the school blog.

Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be running PE with Joe on his YouTube channel from Monday morning at 9am.

These broadcasts will be daily on Monday to Friday, and it'll be worth a look.

The BBC Bitesize website has a massive amount of content related to every curriculum area at key stage 2.  It includes video clips, interactive tasks and factual information for reading.

Mrs Mars has provided the ELSA 14 Day Challenge, a series of tasks you can complete at home if you are unable to go out.

World eBook have a collection of books of all types available to download for free from their website if you have a compatible device.

Change 4 Life is an NHS website which provides ideas for healthy meals and some sporting activities.

Supermovers is a BBC resource jam-packed with fun videos which link to your child’s learning and get them moving.

Cosmic Kids is a YouTube channel of videos of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation.