This is the Home Learning page for the half term ending 22nd May. Go to the main class page in the menu above to access the Summer 2 Home Learning information.
Within this home learning guide, you will find a wealth of resources to support your child in their learning at home throughout the next half term. We will also be ‘tweeting’ additional useful resources every day, so please do try and follow us on twitter to ensure that you can access these valuable resources.
Please do not feel in any way pressured to complete all of the work, we are trying to provide as much as people will need, but we also know that the health and well-being of your family is your priority at this time. Here is a suggested time table for guidance:
To support your learning in English and keep your writing skills up whilst we are away from school, you now have a weekly writing sheet with suggested work which has been broken into a weekly sequence similar that used in school. This document also tells you the genre of writing I would like you to have a go at and the key writing objectives to include within your writing for each image.
Please email this writing or send a photo of your child’s work to the year group email each week and I will email back feedback individually.
Children are expected to read every day, both independently and with an adult.
All children, regardless of reading level, benefit from discussing the text, answering questions based on what they have read. Please refer to the reading skills bookmark below for some ideas about questions you might ask.
Children are expected to complete one lesson per day on the White Rose home learning site.
From the week commencing 20/04/20 please start using the White Rose lessons (starting at Week 1) instead of the CGP books – the CGP books can then be used as challenge, after the main task, or as consolidation of a particular area of maths.
The benefits of the White Rose resources are that they allow us to continue to cover new content, which is important to ensure your child has no gaps in their understanding.
Please see this website for many fun and engaging Maths and English home learning resources linked to sport.
A Science homework project was sent home with your child just before we closed. This should be completed during this half term.
The Science topic this links to is Changing Materials. You could also find out about the following during this half term:
- What does solubility mean?
- Can you experiment with some materials that will dissolve into a liquid to form a solution?
- Can you separate materials using filtering or sieving?
- What is the difference between reversible and irreversible changes?
The best place to experiment with this would be in your kitchen – with an adult!
Children should be accessing 2—3 hours of learning challenge per week.
You have your end of unit task for our mountains topic to complete. I have then given you the front sheets and start of unit mind map for our new topic ‘Would life be the same today without the Ancient Greeks? You then have all the questions for the unit to be answering in the same way we would in class (double page spread per question using text boxes and drawings where necessary). You have some information pages and a Greek timeline to help you with this. If you have access to the internet, then you may use this also. I would expect that in this half term you should have started your Ancient Greek topic after completing your end of unit assessment for the mountains topic and complete at least 5 double page spreads answering five of the questions in your original pack.
Expectations for a double page spread:
If any of you are looking for some more resources to learn about the Ancient Greeks, Leeds Museums and Galleries are creating daily films with real museum objects. Click on the link below then click on ‘Museum from Home’ which should take you to Youtube. If you search through their videos on the right hand side you should come across some Ancient Greek videos.
Please be mindful of the fact that children are expected to get 60mins of physical exercise each day. This does not have to be continuous and could be done in shorter bursts throughout the day. Mr Birrane has compiled a list of some games and activities that might help you stay active (see below)!
These links might give some other interesting ideas:
Or, why not take part in our ’10 a day, the East Morton way’ challenge. For inspiration, follow our Twitter feed @EastMortonCEP to see what ’10 a day’ activities some of the staff and children have been doing.
Additional e-learning opportunities
- Music – Log onto Yuma to access your current unit of work for music.
- Purple Mash – There are many activities and learning games available on Purple Mash.
- Education City – Many opportunities exist on Education City to consolidate key learning in Maths, English and Science through the use of the ‘Learn Screens’ for recapping and the games for practise. The ‘Think-its’ here provide an additional opportunity for children looking for challenge as they require use of the children’s thinking, reasoning and explaining skills. Perhaps you could discuss a ‘Think It’ together and then talk through the answer (which is provided) also.
The staff have been producing videos of themselves reading stories for you to enjoy. These have already been shared via email or Twitter, but here they are in case you missed them or would like to watch them again.
The Smartest Giant in Town (read by staff)
Room on the Broom (read by staff)
The Gingerbread Man (read by staff)
The Three Little Pigs (read by staff)
Stick Man (read by staff)
The Gruffalo (read by staff)
The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business (read by staff)