Week Beginning 29th June 2020

Farewell P3/4 Class of 2019/2020

Well boys and girls, what can I say? It has been a pleasure teaching you all this year! I'm just sorry that we had to cut our time together, short! I have enjoyed laughing and learning with you throughout  2019/2020 and it has been lovely to read your emails and see photos of you all, hard at work and having fun, despite us not being able to be together in our normal classroom. Our whole world changed very quickly this year and although it may have seemed scary at times, I'm so proud of you all for getting through it!  I'm sure you will continue to enjoy your quality family time at home and hope that you will perhaps begin to venture further afield over the summer break, as restrictions ease. I look forward to seeing you again after the holidays when I know you will ALL go on to achieve great things in your new classes with your new teachers. You will be awesome! In the meantime, stay safe, enjoy the sunshine when it appears and always remember.....

Take care and best wishes,  Miss Heron :-)

PS. If you find yourself stuck for something fun to do, check out these great summer activities- tick off each one as you complete it! 

Week Beginning 22nd June 2020  - Both P3 and P4.
 

I can’t quite believe it’s the final full week of term! If you have any activities left in your packs, feel free to finish them off!

 

I thought it would be fun to create a Pirate Project this week!


You could include:
Information on a famous pirate – their name, where they lived, their ship, what they were famous for and any other fascinating facts. You could make up your own pirate quiz, word search or crossword.
Or:
Information about all pirates; the history of piracy, why it happened, whether or not it still happens, information on pirate ships (their lay out, colours, purpose), pirate flags, the different pirate crew on board, information on treasure/treasure maps and some brief information on some famous pirates throughout history. You could include your own pirate quiz, word search or crossword.

You could present this on a poster or in a booklet and photograph the finished article and email it to me. I can then put these photos on the website!

 

Why not make your own Pirate Ship too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aQQm05fWMg

 

For the bakers amongst you, why not have a pirate picnic?
Try your very own pirate gingerbread cookies (you can simply decorate
Gingerbread men if you prefer!) :
https://themondaybox.com/gingerbread-pirate-cookies/#wprm-recipe-container-7257


Or keep things simple by decorating your own digestive biscuits or round cookies with fondant icing or icing pens, available in most supermarkets.
https://www.satinice.com/fondant-tutorials/pirate-cookie


For even more ideas on what to serve/include at a pirate picnic, check out:
https://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/mhplibrary/birthdays/pirate-party-foods

 

There are lots of great pirate themed science activities at: https://www.shareitscience.com/2016/09/pirate-science-optical-illusion-activities.html

 

Numeracy:
Have a look at https://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html to see if you can identify place value.(P4s, you can test your knowledge here!)

 

Literacy:
You can have a go at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html and click on phase 3, 4
and/or 5 and select the option to ‘Revise all Phase __’(insert phase number of choice). (P4s, you can test your knowledge here too!)

 

Test your knowledge of pirates in this quiz... http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_5350000/newsid_5359900/5359972.stm

 

Check out the Oxford Owls Website for some great Pirate and Sea themed books:
Age 6-7 = Pirate Poems, Blackbeard’s ship, Treasure Hunt.
Age 7-9 = Pirate Poems, Why the Sea is Salty, Grace the Pirate.

 

As ever, please do send in your lovely photos of everything you have been getting up to!

 

Check out the crossword and word search below!

 

 

Looks like you've been busy this week creating some art work, poetry and completing a maths and science investigation! It's been so lovely to see you all working hard and having fun learning at the same time! Keep sending me your snaps! 

Below is a 'Marvellous Maths Quiz' for you to try. It includes a mixture of your weekly number facts!

 

Hello boys and girls! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! Well done to all those who participated in the virtual Sports Day! Here are the results you have been waiting for.....

 

Sprint – 1st Luke, 2nd Theo, 3rd Tejay
Egg and Spoon – 1st Tejay, 2nd Luke, 3rd Theo
Speed Dribble – 1st Luke, 2nd Tejay, 3rd Galvan

Toe Taps – 1st Galvan, 2nd Emily and Tejay, 3rd Theo
Target Throw – 1st Galvan, 2nd Luke, 3rd Theo
Jump for Distance – 1st Luke, 2nd Galvan, 3rd Emily
Jump for Height – 1st Emily, 2nd Theo, 3rd Tejay
Partner Passing – 1st Tejay, 2nd Theo , 3rd Galvan

 

Week beginning 15th June 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hard to believe that another week is over! I hope you enjoyed completing the sports activities, results will be posted on Monday! In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your week! 


Literacy
• - Look at week 7 of summer term – ‘air’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. If you aren’t sure. Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcHIX2xK--A and watch as Geraldine the giraffe finds ‘air’ words around her home. Can you think of any she may have left out?
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank jotter.
• Look over your dolch words and see how many you can remember this week.
• Use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html the aim of the game is to help the pirate decide between the trash or treasure. Some words featuring the ‘air’ sound will need to be put in the trash/bin (nonsense words) and others will need to be put in the treasure chest (correct words) – can you figure out which is which?
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation, using this week’s sound.
• Smarty Pants (1) - ‘I went downstairs and found my hairbrush in a pushchair at the bottom!’
• Master Minds (2) – ‘The fairy who sat on the chair, had fair hair and a pair of tiny wings’.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘air’ – does it appear in your chosen text? You can also check out https://www.librariesni.org.uk for a range of additional texts to enjoy.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to! You could even try typing your ideas on the computer or on an iPad!


Numeracy
• - Number facts – practise all you have learned this year and have a go at the Marvellous Maths Quiz PowerPoint shown above.

• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 or 3 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack.
• Try this next activity this week - https://nrich.maths.org/10350 Gather three toy cars/trucks and create a ramp - this could be made from a tray propped up against a chair, a garden slide or created from some card/cardboard boxes. Race the toy cars and see which one comes off the end of the ramp first. What do you notice? You could time this with a stopwatch or using the stopwatch application on a mobile phone. You could use a ruler/tape measure to measure the distance each car travels in cm. What might happen if you raise the level of the ramp to become higher?

 

World Around Us
• Complete a Pirate themed activity from your WAU pack.
• If you have an iPad/iPhone, why not use the Art Set app and have a go a drawing a pirate picture? If you have access to a PC or laptop, you could try using https://kidmons.com/game/paint-online/ to create your own picture.
• *Miss Heron’s top tip! – Always ask permission from an adult/the bill payer when downloading new apps and/or accessing the internet! *
• Here’s a great experiment that will quench your thirst as well as giving you one of your 5 a day! http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/orange-fizz/
• Please do send in any photos of you completing any of the worksheets, experiments or practical activities – I love to see you all having fun learning!

Well, it certainly looks like you boys and girls have been enjoying the great weather! You've been at the beach, in your gardens and exploring Belfast on your bikes! Some of you have even been to space! It looks like you've all been hard at work too - keep it up! I love seeing your happy faces so please keep sending me your fantastic photos! 

Week beginning 8th June 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4 activities.

Hello boys and girls! I hope you have had a great week! Check out my video message below if you haven’t already! Sadly, we won’t be able to hold our annual Sports Day in school this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a go at some challenges at home! Keep an eye on the website and the school app for more details…


Literacy
• - Look at week 6 (of summer term – we completed week 5 earlier in the year so we can skip this one!) ‘igh’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. If you aren’t sure. Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HNpJFVEjFU&t=3s .
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank jotter.
• Look over your dolch words and see how many you can remember this week.
• Use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html the aim of the game is to help the pirate decide between the trash or treasure. Some words featuring the ‘igh’ sound will need to be put in the trash/bin (nonsense words) and others will need to be put in the treasure chest (correct words) – can you figure out which is which?
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation, using this week’s sound.
• Smarty Pants (1) - ‘Tonight, at midnight, the lightning shone bright and I was frightened!’
• Master Minds (2) – ‘I got a fright in the night when I saw a bright light!’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘igh’ – does it appear in your chosen text? You can also check out https://www.librariesni.org.uk for a range of additional texts to enjoy.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to! You could even try typing your ideas on the computer or on an iPad!


Numeracy
• - Number facts - recap halving numbers within 100 e.g Half of 100 = 50, all the way down to half of 2 = 1 and subtracting 11 from 2 digit numbers within 100.

• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 or 3 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack.
• This week, why not get outside and try out this fun capacity activity? https://nrich.maths.org/10382 The aim is to find a selection of different sized bottles, jars, old teapots etc and work out the capacity of each one! (How much liquid each container can hold). Why not try adding food colouring and/or glitter to the water in each one to make them more interesting? Make sure you do this one outside and ask an adult for help! It could get very wet!

I have received even more fantastic photos this week of what children have been up to, indoors and out! Please keep them coming in! 

 

Week beginning 1st June 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are staying safe and well, especially in this glorious weather! Please make sure you are :

Slipping on a hat,

Slopping on the sun cream,

and Slurping lots of water! 

Feel free to send in some photos of everything you're getting up to in the sunshine! 


Literacy
• - Look at week 4 (of summer term) ‘u-e’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. This sound is a split diagraph sound – the two vowels ( u and e) are split up by a consonant. If you aren’t sure, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71d1f__Je_o . Watch right to the end of the video where the alphablox explain the use of this sound.
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank jotter.
• Look over your dolch words and see how many you can remember this week.
• Use  https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=5 he aim of the game is to click on the frog, avoid the traffic and land him safely on a log in the pond, which displays a proper word with the u-e sound. Some logs may display nonsense words with the sound, but the frog will only land on correct words!
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation, using this week’s sound.
• Smarty Pants (1) - ‘Today I measured out the mixture and found a picture of a treasure hunt.’
• Master Minds (2) – ‘Today I played a cute tune on my huge flute’.
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘u-e’ – does it appear in your chosen text? You can also check out https://www.librariesni.org.uk for a range of additional texts to enjoy.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to! You could even try typing your ideas on the computer or on an iPad!


Numeracy
• - Number facts - recap doubling numbers within 50 e.g. double 1 =2 all the way up to double 50 = 100 and adding 11 to 2 digit numbers within 100.

• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 or 3 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack.
• This week, can you find some twigs in the garden or along a walk? Try using the twigs to create different numbers. Sounds easy? Well, try using only one twig for the number 1, two twigs for the number 2, three twigs for the number 3 and so on all the way to 10? Or even 20? You could use pebbles, stones or shells too! EXT: You could go one further and make up your own sums, creating addition and subtraction signs using different objects. Send in some photos of what you get up to!

 

World Around Us
• If you haven’t already, take some time to look in your WAU poly pockets and have a go at a Pirate themed activity.
• Why not try finding some cool pirate pictures on google images and copy them onto a word document on a laptop/iPad? Ask an adult to help you. You could type some sentences about why you like them.
• Continuing on our theme of floating and sinking, follow this link for a fantastic experiment to make your very own lava lamp! https://fun-science.org.uk/lava-lamp-experiment/ Investigate why the oil appears to float on top of the water….email any photos you take of the experiment! I’d love to see how it works out!

Check out the fantastic work and super fun activities P3/4H have been getting up to this week! Keep those photos coming in if you'd like to be featured in the weekly slide show!

 

Week beginning 25th May 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are continuing to stay safe and well! Please continue to send me your photos of home learning and any baking, colouring or exercise you're getting up to! I'd love to see some photos of your science experiments too! 

 


Literacy
• - Look at week 3 (of summer term) ‘o-e’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. This sound is a split diagraph sound – the two vowels ( o and e) are split up by a consonant. If you aren’t sure, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deUTRW1MTgg to see how Coach Mike and his puppet friend Ollie, work it out! (They also refer to the sound as the ‘Long O’ sound as the e makes the letter say it’s name!)
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank jotter.
• Look over your dolch words and see how many you can remember this week.
• Use https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=5 - the aim of the game is to click on the frog, avoid the traffic and land him safely on a log in the pond, which displays a proper word with the o-e sound. Some logs may display nonsense words with the sound, but the frog will only land on correct words!
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation.
• ‘Zara and Zack watched zebras zooming around the zoo in Zambia.’’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘o-e’ – does it appear in your chosen text? You can also check out https://www.librariesni.org.uk for a range of additional texts to enjoy.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to! You could even try typing your ideas on the computer or on an iPad!


Numeracy
• - Number facts – work on subtracting 11 from 2 digit numbers within 100 and subtracting 9 from 2 digit numbers within 100. Check your packs for the guide sheets.
• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 or 3 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack.
• This week, why not practise telling the time by making your own personal clock? Check out the following video for everything you’ll need….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vko2aksr4E
Work with an adult and ask each other some different time questions. You could write them out onto a piece of paper and create your own worksheet! Think about o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to!

 

World Around Us
• We have been thinking about floating and sinking. Last week we looked at surface tension with the paper clip experiment, today we are going to look at it again with this bouncing bubble experiment ! https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/110971/make-bouncing-bubbles-without-glycerin/ (This method uses a bubble wand but if you can’t manage to get one, a straw should do, or you can wrap an old sock around a plastic cup and it should work the same!)

 

Hello again boys and girls! Here are some lovely photos I've been sent of some of the wonderful things you have been up to during lockdown! Keep your photos coming in! 

Week beginning 18th May 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are keeping safe and well! I have been exercising lots this week by walking 5 miles everyday! I know some of you have been playing football and basketball in your gardens which are also great ways of keeping fit! What other ways can you stay active?


Literacy
• - Look at week 2 (of summer term) ‘i-e’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. This sound is a split diagraph sound – the two vowels (i and e) are split up by a consonant. If you aren’t sure, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HNpJFVEjFU to see how the alphablox do it!
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter.
• Look over your dolch words and see how many you can remember this week.
• Use https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=5 - the aim of the game is to click on the frog, avoid the traffic and land him safely on a log in the pond, which displays a proper word with the I-e sound. Some logs may display nonsense words with the sound, but the frog will only land on correct words!
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation.
• ‘Yasmine and Yolanda played with their yo-yos, onboard a yacht, in Yemen.’’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘i-e’ – does it appear in your chosen text? You can also check out https://www.librariesni.org.uk for a range of additional texts to enjoy.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to! You could even try typing your ideas on the computer or on an iPad!


Numeracy
• - Number facts – work on adding 11 to 2 digit numbers within 100 and adding 9 to 2 digit numbers within 100. Check your packs for the guide sheets.
• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 or 3 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack.
• This week, why not take advantage of the nice weather and try making your own outdoor snakes and ladders board game? Just like our hundred squares in the playground, you could create your own one in the garden! Use paper plates and write on the numbers from 1-30/1-50/1-100 (this will depend on however many plates you have!) and space them out in rows, in numerical order. You can create your own dice by drawing/painting the dots from 1-6 on a large cube shaped cardboard box, or using your cube net from your pack. You can design your own giant snakes (out of toilet roll holders) and ladders out of sticks/twigs, tied together with string. (Make sure you get an adult to help you!)


• Make your own giant dice by following these tips!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic36zbj9T8I


• Make your own snake from toilet roll holders!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgjwS6FRsTw


• Make your own ladder ( this video demonstrates how to make a twig ladder for a fairy garden, with hot glue – if your adult doesn’t have hot glue, you could tie twigs together with string or wool. Use larger logs/sticks for your outdoor board game).
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWUdB86DXlg

World Around Us
• We have been thinking about floating and sinking. Check out this fun experiment that helps explain surface tension; https://sciencebob.com/make-a-paperclip-float/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th May 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hello again boys and girls! Great to see you all hard at work in Term 3. I have been doing some painting in my house and this week, I have made peanut butter and chocolate truffles and I am going to try and make some meringues! 

 


Literacy
• - Look at week 1 (of summer term) ‘a-e’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. This sound is a split diagraph sound – the two vowels (a and e) are split up by a consonant. If you aren’t sure, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s for a video tutorial!
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter.
• Look over your dolch words and see how many you can remember this week.
• Use https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=5 - the aim of the game is to click on the frog, avoid the traffic and land him safely on a log in the pond, which displays a proper word with the a-e sound. Some logs may display nonsense words with the sound, but the frog will only land on correct words.  
• - Handwriting – Practise your letter formation of the letter y/Y - I have given you a new handwriting book in case you have run out of pages – the sheets to copy for the few weeks to come, are tucked inside.
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation.
• ‘Yasmine and Yolanda played with their yo-yos, onboard a yacht, in Yemen.’’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘a-e’ – does it appear in your chosen text? You can also check out https://www.librariesni.org.uk for a range of additional texts to enjoy.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to! You could even try typing your ideas on the computer or on an iPad!

 


Numeracy
• - Number facts – work on subtracting 9 or 10 from 2 digit numbers, within 100. Check your packs for the guide sheets.
• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 or 3 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack.
• Have a look at the 3D net sheets – can you colour in, cut out and fold the nets of popular 3D shapes? Can you find more of these shapes in your house? Or out in the street if you are going for a walk?

 

World Around Us
• Use your cuboid net to make a treasure chest! Decorate with stick on gems, sequins, gold coloured markers/crayons or whatever you have to hand! You could even fill it up with your own treasure; chocolate coins, real money, or small, precious items.
• Pirates often used telescopes to spot other ships in the distance. We know that without a telescope, items that are far away, look a lot smaller, but with a telescope, they can appear bigger and closer in view. Check out this experiment which looks at this idea in more detail… https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/small-or-far-away 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 4th May 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hello boys and girls! I have loved seeing your photos and reading about all the wonderful things you have been getting up to since we left school! I have been baking and trying my hand at some DIY around my house, as well as getting together lots of work to keep you busy! Oh, and how could I forget, eating lots of cheese too!


Literacy
• - Look at week 13 ‘ur’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet. You can also check out your dolch word sheets and start by recapping as many of them as you can, each week. How many can you remember? Ask an adult to test you!
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter.
• Use https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/buried-treasure
• to practise your ‘ur’ sound. This game works, by placing nonsense words featuring the ‘ur’ sound in the bin and placing correct words featuring the ‘ur’ sound in the treasure chest! If required, Select Phase 3 when accessing the game and click on ‘ur’ tab, continue to follow the prompts.
• - Handwriting – Practise your letter formation of the letter x/X - I have given you a new handwriting book in case you have run out of pages (You will see some folded sheets inside the new handwriting book, they are for the weeks to come, so just keep them safe for now!)
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation.
• ‘Xanthe and Xavier played the xylophone in Xalapa, Mexico, before their x-ray.’’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from www.oxfordowl.co.uk - follow the prompt sheet in your pack on how to access hundreds of great books! (You can ask an adult to help you!) Try completing some of the activities/games that accompany the book. Have a look for this week’s phonics sound ‘ur’ – does it appear in your chosen text?
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning. Draw pictures of everything you have been up to!


Numeracy
• - Number facts – work on adding 9 or 10 to 2 digit numbers, within 100. Check your packs for the guide sheets.
• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack
• Set up a 3D shape hunt around the house/street/garden. Which shapes can you find? Use the 3D shape tally sheets to record how many shapes you can find. Use the 3D picture sheets to cut out pictures of everyday 3D items and stick them onto the blank sheets with the corresponding name e.g. cut out the picture of a football and stick it onto the Sphere sheet. You could also use old catalogues, magazines or computer images too!

 

World Around Us
• !New Topic Alert! Try doing a little research online about pirates; https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/ Try designing your own pirate flag – you could use paint, felt tips, crayons or even some old scrap materials, old tea towels and fabric paints!
• Check out https://learning-center.homesciencetools.com/article/sink-and-float-science-projects/ for a great experiment on floating and sinking – you can even try this one in your bath tub! (Ask an adult for help/permission!) There is a link on the website to a worksheet to fill in, with your findings!

 

 

• Week beginning 27th April 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

Hello boys and girls, I hope you are continuing to enjoy this beautiful weather! Here are some more activities to keep you busy in the sunshine! Remember to wear plenty of sun-cream, pop on a hat and keep yourselves hydrated with lots of water!


Literacy
• - Look at week 12 ‘ir’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet.
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter.
• Use https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den
• to practise your ‘ir’ sound. This game works, by placing nonsense words featuring the ‘ir’ sound in the mouth of the red dragon and placing correct words featuring the ‘ir’ sound in the mouth of the green dragon! If required, Select Phase 5 when accessing the game and click on ir tab, continue to follow the prompts. This website is now free for parents – if required, enter
username: march20 and password: home to gain further access to some great games.
• - Handwriting – Practise your letter formation of the letter w/W.
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation.
• ‘Walter and Winnie watched whales in the waters off the coast of Wales.’’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from your pack. Read every day for at least 20 minutes. Try to find ‘ir’ sounds in your book and discuss the plot, characters and your favourite part.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning.
Numeracy
• - Number facts – work on number facts subtracting within 20 or subtracting 10 from 2 digit numbers within 100.
• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select level 2 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise all your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack
• Set up a scavenger hunt around the house/garden with different items measuring less than a metre, about a metre and more than a metre.
• Get an adult to create clues about which items are missing and where to find them.
• Create a table of results outlining the name of the item and whether or not it measures less than a metre, about a metre and more than a metre, then record your findings.
• Use a metre stick or tape measure to decipher the lengths of each item.
World Around Us
• Write a newspaper article about the sinking of the Titanic – imagine you are a reporter, reporting on events and interview a survivor from 1st, 2nd or 3rd class about their experiences.
• Check out https://sciencebob.com/make-a-static-powered-dancing-ghost/ to make your own static powered dancing ghost! You could adapt the challenge to make your figure a character from the BFG, a character from your reading book or someone who sailed on the Titanic.

Week beginning 20th April 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.

 

Hello boys and girls! I hope you all had a lovely, restful Easter break! I know some of you have been making use of the fantastic weather by spending lots of time riding bikes or taking walks in the local parks! We still miss you all and hope you continue to stay safe! Here are some activities to keep you busy!


Literacy
• - Look at week 11 (showing as 10 on printed spelling sheet!) – ‘er’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet.
• Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter.
• Use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html   
• to practise your ‘er’ sound. This game works, by placing nonsense words featuring the ‘er’ sound in the bin and placing correct words featuring the ‘er’ sound in the treasure chest to make the pirate dance! If required, Select Phase 3 when accessing the game and click on +er, continue to follow the prompts. This website is now free for parents – if required, enter
username: march20 and password: home to gain further access to some great games.
• - Handwriting – Practise your letter formation of the letter v/V.
• Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation.
• ‘’Vera and Victor played their violet violins very beautifully in Venice.’’
• - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice.
• Reading – read one book a week from your pack. Read every day for at least 20 minutes. Try to find ‘er’ sounds in your book and discuss the plot, characters and your favourite part.
• – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning.
Numeracy
• - Number facts – work on number facts adding within 20 or adding 10 to number 2 digit numbers within 100.
• Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10  

(Select level 2 and choose from addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, digit values or doubles/halves).
• - Practise your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  
• - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack
• Complete a survey around the house/amongst family and friends about their favourite sport, food, TV show, movie etc and create your own tally chart for the results. Use the results to create your own pictograph. Be sure to add an X axis ( across the bottom with the subject e.g. favourite foods) and a Y axis ( along the side/top) outlining the amount of people surveyed. Draw pictures of the subject and stick them on the graph; for example if 7 people chose  hamburgers as their favourite food, draw on 7 hamburgers and so on. 

World Around Us
• Write an acrostic poem based on the Titanic! Think about its features, the many fantastic rooms and activities one could do or see on board and how luxurious it was.
• Check out https://sciencebob.com/build-a-soap-powered-model-boat/ for this great experiment on how to make your very own soap powered boat! 

 

  • Week beginning 30th March 2020 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.
  • We hope you have enjoyed your first week of Home Learning! I'm sure you have been up to lots of fun activities! Look below to see what we have planned for this week....
    •  Literacy
    • Look at week 10 – ‘ar’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet.
    • Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter. 
    • Use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/PicnicOnPluto.htmlto practise your ‘ar’ sound. This game works, by feeding the alien Obb with nonsense words featuring the ‘ar’ sound and feeding the alien Bob with correct words featuring the ‘ar’ sound. Select Phase 3 when accessing the game and click on +ar, then continue to follow the prompts. This website is now free for parents – if required, enter username: march20 and password: home to gain further access to some great games!
    • - Handwriting – Practise your letter formation of the letter u/U.
    • Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation. 
    • ‘’Ursula understood that the umbrella was ugly when she used it in Uganda.’’
    • - Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice. 
    • Reading – read one book a week from your pack. Read every day for at least 20 minutes. Try to find ‘ar’ sounds in your book and discuss the plot, characters and your favourite part.
    • – Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning.
    • Numeracy 
    • - Number facts – work on number facts surrounding 19 and 20.
    • Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10  
    • - Practise your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  
    •  - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack 
    • Use kitchen scales (pan weights or digital scales) to measure out different kitchen cupboard ingredients and record their weights (in g and Kg) on a piece of paper. Order items from lightest to heaviest and heaviest to lightest. Why not measure out some ingredients to make a meal or bake a cake?
    • World Around Us 
    • Historical research – Become historians and read some of the newspaper articles about the sinking of the Titanic,  included in your home learning packs. Answer the questions listed. Use google.com to find additional articles. Who was to blame? Do different newspapers write different stories? What do the survivor accounts tell us?
  •       Check out         https://sciencebob.com/a-color-symphony/ for a cool experiment using milk, food colouring and dish soap (e.g. fairy liquid - others are available). What did you discover?

 

  • Week beginning 23rd March  P3 - Please see Mrs Mulligan’s Page for P4.  
  • Please have a look below to see a rough outline of ideas to complete during your first week of home learning.
  • I wish you all the very best in the weeks to come - I will miss you all very much! Have fun and stay safe. Miss L Heron.   
    •  Literacy
    • Look at week 9 – ‘aw’ spellings. Practise your spellings each day by writing them out into your Look Cover Write Check laminated sheet.
    • Put each spelling into a sentence in your blank lined jotter. 
    • Use https://learn.readwithphonics.com/school/play-online?game=picture-matching-hard&phase=5&sound=%5B%5B%22aw%22%2C%22au%22%5D%2C%5B%5B%22aw%22%2C%22au%22%5D%2C%5B%22our%22%5D%2C%5B%22oor%22%5D%2C%5B%22al%22%5D%2C%5B%22ore%22%5D%5D%5D  to practise your ‘aw’ sound.
    •  Handwriting – Practise your letter formation of the letter t/T.
    • Here is a silly sentence to practise your letter formation:
    • ‘’Tommy took Tara to taste toffee in Turkey and it was terrific.’’
    •   Complete 2 literacy sheets of your choice. 
    • Reading – read one book a week from your pack. Read every day for at least 20 minutes. Try to find ‘aw’ sounds in your book and discuss the plot, characters and your favourite part.
    •  Keep a Weekly journal/diary. Update the journal with your thoughts, feelings, activities you have completed with family and things you have enjoyed from your week of home learning.   
    • Numeracy 
    • - Number facts – work on number facts surrounding 19 and 20.
    • Complete your daily 10 ( mental maths) using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10  
    • - Practise your number bonds to 20 using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  
    •  - Complete 2 numeracy tasks from within your pack
    • - Count different amounts of money from a parent or guardians purse/wallet. Practise making different amounts with the coins you can find in the house. Assign prices to items in the cupboard and practise ‘buying’ these items by making the correct amount and finding change.     
    •  World Around Us
    • Junk modelling – try and make a boat out of recyclable materials, that you can get to float in your bath. Think carefully about the materials you should use.  

 

P3/4H

We spent some sunny September afternoons engaging in some Outdoor Learning in the playground. Our first topic was Superheroes, so we made secret lairs for our Superheroes to live in! We used lots of different woodland materials found right on our doorstep! Check out our power poses!

The following week, our friend Mrs Phillips took a trip to the seaside and brought back some different materials she found along Murlough Beach. We made underwater Superheroes like Mermaids and Aqua Men, using the shells, driftwood and pebbles she brought back with her!

We ended the first term with a Chocolate Day to celebrate our topic! We made our own bars, took part in a chocolate quiz and made our own hot chocolate mugs!