Weekly Learning Tasks
Please see the weekly activities post/the corresponding section on the class website for the spelling and arithmetic focus for this week, along with additional tasks which can be completed.
The tasks on Purple Mash have been reset so that any children who did not get a chance to complete them can have a go. If you already did complete the tasks, you do not need to do it again; ignore the “soil quiz” and “plant diary” on your 2Do page.
There is a video file below which has a picture to help with English, and a maths problem. The video will be viewable as slides on the class website, and available to download, if this is easier for you.
English: LO: to finish off my story.
Yesterday you wrote the first part of your story, up to where the problem was introduced.
Today, you are going to finish off your story. Use your story map (which you created on Monday) to help you. In Arthur and the Golden Rope, the bits you would be writing today are:
– Arthur’s journey to the land of the Viking Gods (you could do this as a picture like we discussed in the Mundford junction for an extra challenge – see the video below or the slides on the class website).
– Arthur arriving at the land of the Gods and asking Thor for help.
– Arthur having to capture the sound of a cat’s footfall and the root of a mountain for Thor.
– The golden rope being created.
– Arthur and Thor finding Fenrir, the gigantic battle, Arthur capturing Fenrir using the hand of time.
– Arthur and Thor returning to Arthur’s home, relighting the fire.
– Arthur being a hero and all of the town liking him again.
Once finished, check your work and make sure you have included some of the language devices I listed yesterday (also below). If you want to illustrate your work as well that would be brilliant to see. I am looking forward to reading your stories!
As per yesterday’s post:
I expect you to be using capital letters, full stops, and joining your handwriting. I would really like to see the following in your writing:
Use of adverbs (these describe a verb: Arthur slowly walked – slowly is the adverb as it describes HOW Arthur walked),
Adverbials (which state where, how, or when something is happening – In the sea, At the town, Without warning, Unexpectedly, All of a sudden, Next, etc.),
And, as an extra challenge, some direct speech punctuated correctly with speech marks.
Maths: LO: to solve a problem.
In class we have had two problem solving sessions in maths, where we look at a word problem and try to solve it logically. These problems are all about trial and error, and experimenting with numbers to see how we can find the answer to a problem. In the video below, and also available on the classroom website, I have placed a problem I would like you to try and solve. Show me how you worked it out in your workbook – I would like to see how you used trial and error to solve the problem. The video (also available as slides on the class website) has a few tips to help you get started – using counters (or anything similar you can find) for this can be a big help! If you want an example of a table you can use to help your problem solving, look at the third slide on the video.
Take you time and see how you get on.
Computing: In computing we have been using 2Code to start creating a game. I have set a 2Do of a game planning sheet for you to outline what your game will be about. I have also set 2Code – Gibbon level for the whole of April. Use the Gibbon level to create your game using all of the skills we learned in class. If you have trouble, search Purple Mash for ‘2Code video tutorials’. This might be quite tricky, which is why I will leave the task open all month long. If you can create a fully working game, save it and hand it in so I can see! Any completed games will be used in class once we are back, we will have a competition to see which game is the best!
Home Learning Archive
Welcome to Cedar class!
Our topic this term (which we will be doing lots of exciting
work around) is:
Take one Picture
For our class picture this term, we will be looking
at Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’. We will be looking at everything in this picture
in great detail, and trying to unravel what it’s all about!
The class discussed some of the topics we will be studying
this term, and here are some of the fantastic questions they came up with:
- Why do
pictures seem so much prettier and happier than real life?
- What did
- How did Vikings travel?
- What did
the Vikings live in?
- How does
We aim to answer these questions, and more, throughout the
Power of Reading
Our Power of Reading book, around which we theme our
English lessons, is ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. This book will be taking us
back in time to the world of the Vikings, and also introducing us to characters
from Norse mythology!
Mundford junction dates
Cedar class Mundford junction dates for this term are as follows:
- Monday 20th January 2020 – 0930 start.
- Monday 2nd March – 0930 start.
Come and spend some time with your child in class to find
out what they have been learning about!
We have a busy term ahead of us, but try to keep our
timetable the same each week where possible.
Each morning, the children begin the school day with some
quick writing activities during registration. The rest of the morning consists
of Maths, Arithmetic, and English lessons; these take us up to lunchtime. After
lunch, foundation subjects are taught to the children; these are different each
A new spelling rule is taught on Mondays. The children are expected to go
home and practice this rule, bringing a list of words to class which follow the
rule by Wednesday.
Year 3 & 4 children go swimming on a Tuesday afternoon,
so please make sure that they have their swimming kit with them.
Please ensure that earrings are removed for P.E. If earrings
cannot be removed, but you are happy for your child to do P.E. with their
earrings taped over, please provide a note to the office stating this, as well
as providing tape for your child on days we have P.E.
Contextual maths homework will be issued on a Wednesday, due
Spellings will be tested on a Friday; the children will have
practiced the rule every day in class in the morning spelling sessions, as well
as at home. Topic homework will be issued on most Fridays.
In addition to the issued homework, there is an
expectation that the children will all be reading for at least 20 minutes every
day. This can be recorded in their yellow reading log.
There is also an expectation that the children will be
independently practicing their times tables at home.