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Rowan Daily Activities for week 30th March – 3rd April
- Spellings: words ending in –cian and -ssion (see link below)
- Y4: using short division to divide numbers up to 3 digits
- Y5: using short division to divide numbers with 3 or more digits
- Reading Focus: understanding vocabulary. Encourage children to collect new & interesting words from their reading. Discuss unfamiliar words. Use dictionaries to check word meanings. Use a thesaurus to find synonyms for words – experiment with how it would change the meaning if you changed a word for a synonym.
- Additional Activities: Research the Vikings raids on Britain, learn facts from the Knowledge Organiser or read the Saxon ebook (see links section below), Purple Mash, PIXl times table app, put on some relaxing music and practise your drawing or colouring skills. Are you getting your 60 minutes a day of exercise?
Children should try to practice spellings and arithmetic for 10mins a day each and spend 20mins on reading.
English: Act in role and retell an event from a character’s perspective. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDc46nZdLQU&t=204s Imagine you were one of the Vikings. Act out or describe the raid from your perspective. Now pretend to be a monk, how would they describe what happened?
Maths: Estimating Capacity. Look at a range of containers in the kitchen: how many millilitres of water do you think they will hold? Can you order them from smallest to greatest capacity? Give everyone a glass or cup: can they fill it with what they think is ¼ of a litre? Who got closest? (Remember 1 litre = 1000ml). Y5 could also look at pints and explore how they roughly relate to millilitres.
Science/PE: Can you carry out a fair test to find out which exercise raises your pulse the most? E.g. you could compare running on the spot, star jumps, skipping, press ups, squats or any others you can think of. Remember to make the test fair you must control all variables and keep everything the same except for the exercise you do. Can you record your results in a bar chart? Miss Brown is trying to keep fit at home too, so please let me know your results and which exercises you think will make me work the hardest!
Home Learning Archive
Take another Picture
We choose a second picture inspired by the children's own question of why do people invade other counties? Here it is:
These are some of the things the children want to learn. Can you research any of them while school is closed?
- What are monks? Why are they bald? Why did the Vikings attack them? Why didn’t they fight back?
- Where did the Vikings come from?
- Why did they invade and attack other countries?
- Why are their boats long and thin?
- We also want to learn about their clothing, armour and shields.
Take One Picture …
We started the topic with
everyone bringing in a picture that inspired them.
This is our class picture:
After looking at the picture, we
want to learn:
- How do they do art in Australia?
- Why is wildlife different in Australia?
- How do fires start in Rainforests?
- How is climate change affecting animals and
- How are wildernesses formed?
- Can we learn all about animals and mammals?
- How can we stop climate change?
Science Knowledge Organisers
Maths Knowledge Organiser for Spring Term
As part of their learning about
creation, Rowan Class were interested in researching problems caused by litter
and plastic. After going on a litter
pick around the school site, we decided to create these posters.
During the topic, we also
explored stories about creation from around the world, learnt about the solar
system and created our own planets, explored the importance of the water cycle
for life on earth and found out about the earliest people, including a Stone
Age day at Gressenhall.