Long Mynd-welcome back

Welcome to Long Mynd class, all the children have settled in well to the new ‘norm’ with a smile on their face. There have been a few changes to the classroom and school life and we thank you for your continued support.

The children in Year 3 have made the jump from KS1 to KS2 and have shown courage in many areas. The children in Year 4 have been very supportive allowing all children to feel safe.

We have spent the first 2 weeks focusing on the children as individuals and this has given both staff and children the time to get to know each other.

CLASS WORK

We have sent home reading records and a homework book. We ask that you support and encourage your child in completing any tasks set.

In the homework book, we have times tables at the front and spellings at the back. We will set new spellings every Friday and test every Friday  We will also be setting individual times tables suited to where your child is at. Please return the homework book every Friday.

Reading is incredibly important and we have been reading lots with the children in school. However, in light of the current situation we are changing the way we organise home reading; your child will have a suitable reading book sent home on a Friday along with a reading diary. These are to be returned to school on the following Friday and a new book will be sent home. We will record the title of the book in the diary and would appreciate it if you could record when you have read with your child, we will check this when it is returned on a Friday but will not comment directly in the diary.

We will keep detailed records of when your child have read with an adult in school and feed back to you on a regular basis through our class email. Please feedback any comments via the class email.

PE will be on a Tuesday so please remember to come to school in a weather suitable outdoor pe kit and a water bottle.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me- please use the class email: longmynd@holytrinitycepa.co.uk

Tribal Tales so far…

Colours with nature, a woolly mammoth, bones and skeletons.

English Home Learning 13th July

Writing A Newspaper Article

In today’s lesson, you are going to write a newspaper article about the actions that a woman called Rosa Parks took in 1955.

But first, you’re going to revise what makes a good newspaper article.

Newspaper articles should:

  • Include facts. You can do this by answering the
    5 Ws: What? When? Who? Where? Why?

  • Have a short, snappy and informative headline.

  • Provide a summary at the start explaining what happened (but not giving everything away!).

  • Use paragraphs to help the reader understand the information.

  • Provide quotes to show people’s opinions about the event.

You could also include a picture with a caption to help the reader visualise what happened and who was involved.

Your writing should:

  • Be formal (written as though you’re talking to someone older than you, like a teacher)

  • Use third person pronouns (he, she, it, they)

  • Be in the past tense (because the events have already happened)

Newspaper cover with several headlines
 Visit the BBC Bitesize page to see the videos and activities for writing your own newspaper article.

Maths Home Learning 13th July

Comparing Capacity

  • Capacity is the amount of liquid a container can hold.

  • Volume is how much liquid is in the container.

We can measure both in millilitres and litres.

Remember

Measuring in litres and millilitre

A litre is much more than a millilitre.

1 litre = 1000 millilitres

We shorten litres to ‘l’ and we can shorten millilitres to ‘ml‘.

So we might also say:

1 l = 1000 ml

Visit the BBC Bitesize page to see videos and activities on comparing capacities.

Maths Home Learning 10th July

Challenges

See if you can answer all of these challenges!

Challenge 1

Sam has some red and yellow cubes.

She has 20 cubes in total.

She has 8 more yellow cubes than red ones.

How many red cubes does she have?

Sam stood next to a red cube and yellow cube.
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Challenge 2

Jon thinks of a number.

Jon says that half of his number is 12.

Half of his number is 12.

What is one third of Jon’s number?

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Challenge 3

A cup contains some coffee.

Sasha drinks 2/5 of the coffee.

There is 120 ml of coffee left.

How much coffee was in the cup at the start?

A ceramic cup.
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Challenge 4

A cube weighs 87 g.

One orange cube.

Two of the same cubes and a cone weigh 291 g.

Two orange cubes and a yellow cone.

How much does one cone weigh?

To see the answers please visit the BBC Bitesize page and scroll down.

English Home Learning 10th July

Bitesize Daily Book Club:

Be Amazing! An inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion by Sir Chris Hoy

Be Amazing! An inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion

As a boy, Chris didn’t believe that he would achieve his dream of becoming an Olympic champion. However, he grew up to be a six-time gold medal winner. He shares everything he has learned on his journey to success and hopes that by telling his story, he will inspire young people to be the very best they can be.

Visit the BBC Bitesize website to see the videos of Chris Hoy and learn more about him.

English Home Learning 9th July 2020

Revising Word Types

he four main word types are nounsadjectivesverbs and adverbs.

You have learnt about these in previous lessons. Today you will be revising them.

Nouns

Nouns are what we call the names of things, objects, places and people.

There are common nouns.

  • For example: chair, dog, pencil

As well as proper nouns.

  • For example: Hannah, Spain, Mr James
A smart-looking poodle dog

Verbs

verb is a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence.

Here are some more examples of verbs.

  • Action (doing something)

The rabbit was jumping in the field.

  • State (being or feeling something)

The monster likes rollercoasters.

  • Occurrence (something happening)

The caterpillar became a butterfly.

When writing, make sure every sentence includes a verb.

The caterpillar became a butterfly

Adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives and adverbs are describing words.

Adjectives

An adjective is a word that describes a noun.

For example:

  • It was an exciting movie.
  • The sand on the beach was soft.
  • He ate some hot, salty chips.

Top tip!

When you have a list of adjectives you need to separate them with commas.

A sandy beach

Adverbs

An adverb describes a verb.

For example:

  • He ate his breakfast quickly.
  • They slowly dipped their toes into the pool.
  • Quietly, he crept downstairs.
He ate his breakfast quickly
Visit the BBC Bitesize Page to see the videos and activities.

Maths Home Learning 9th July 2020

Measuring Capacity

Remember

  • Capacity is the amount of liquid a container can hold.

  • Volume is how much liquid is in the container.

We can measure both in millilitres and litres.

Remember

Measuring in litres and millilitre

A litre is much more than a millilitre.

1 litre = 1000 millilitres

We shorten litres to ‘l’ and we can shorten millilitres to ‘ml‘.

So we might also say:

1 l = 1000 ml

Practise

Activity 1

What’s left in the house?

Find as many containers in your kitchen as you can that are holding liquids, such as a bottle of milk or squash.

Check how much liquid they hold when they are full (you should be able to find this on the packaging.) Estimate how much liquid is left in each container.

If possible, use a measuring jug for each to check your estimates.

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Different containers

Activity 2

Drinks time

Using a measuring jug, make yourself a drink. For example, you could use the recipe below:

  • ½ litre orange juice
  • 50 ml cranberry juice
  • 200 ml water
  • 5 ml lemon juice

Why not adapt this recipe to use the drinks you have at home?

 Visit the BBC Bitesize page to see the video on measuring capacity.

Long Mynd Zoom Meeting

Hello!

We are planning a class Zoom meeting for next Wednesday!

This will be a great opportunity for your child to see some of their classmates and their teachers. If you don’t already have it, you will need to download the Zoom App first. The meeting will be at 10am on Wednesday the 15th July.

If you don’t already have the app, you will need to download it before the meeting. Following this link to join the meeting and enter the meeting Id and password. Your child will also need a pen and paper as we are hoping to play some games.

We can’t wait to see you!

Meeting ID: 293 362 4186

Password will be sent via Class Dojo, if you can’t access your Dojo account please email longmynd@holytrinitycepa.co.uk and the password will be sent to you.

English Home Learning 8th July 2020

Writing Headlines Using Alliteration

Newspaper articles use headlines to attract readers.

Headlines are written at the top of an article, like a title, and hint at what the article will be about.

Newspaper headlines should be short, snappy and grab the reader’s attention.

They do this by:

  • Giving some information about the story.

  • Using powerful words that make an impact.

  • Using alliteration so the title sounds catchy.

  • Using humour to make the audience laugh.

Newspaper cover with several headlines

You are going to use alliteration in your headlines today.

Alliteration is when words close together in a sentence start with the same sound.

For example: Sammy the slippery snake went sliding by.

Visit the BBC Bitesize page to see the videos and activities.

Maths Home Learning 8th July 2020

Add and Subtract Mass

Adding and subtracting mass is the same as simply adding and subtracting normal numbers, but you must remember to put the measurement (kg, g) after the numbers.

The mass of the grapes is 100g.

The mass of the bread rolls is 300g.

I know that 100 + 300 = 400.

The total mass is 400g.

Visit the BBC Bitesize page to see the videos and activities for adding and subtracting mass.

Challenge