Year 3 Home Learning W/C July 6th

Hi,

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to some relaxation in the social distancing rules.

I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. I have organised another one for this week if Zoom allows me.

Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.

Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at

c.chiverton@shawburystmarys.co.uk

There is now a new way of accessing Twinkl materials. If I have included any you will need to type in a pin number in order to gain access to any materials that have been posted. I will post the number if required.

PE

I see that Joe Wicks  is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.

Reading

Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.

Spellings

I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.

This week we will be looking at commonly misspelt words from the Year 3.

  1. accident
  2. caught
  3. eighth
  4. heard
  5. minute
  6. possible
  7. strange
  8. accidentally
  9. centre
  10. enough

Maths

I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.

Video link

Lesson 1 – Measure mass (2)

Lesson 2 – Compare mass

Lesson 3 – Add and subtract mass

Lesson 4 – Measure capacity (2)

Year 3 Tables Tests

The times tables sheets are for 3 weeks. Just complete the third one.

The answers for the White Rose maths are too large to upload so are shown as screen grabs at the bottom of this page.

Literacy

BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing. There are so many ways you could take your writing that I wouldn’t like to restrict you by saying you have to do it in a particular way. There are a few ideas to start you off from talk4writing but then it’s up to your fantastic imagination and creativity.

Topic

I hope you enjoyed learning about the how the Maya passed down their skills.

This week we will:-

Learn about foods eaten by the Maya community; research Maya clothing, headdresses and hairstyles and make a Maya headdress.

I would like you to

  • Learn about the foods eaten in the Maya community.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Maya clothing, headdresses and hair styles.
  • Design and make a headdress suitable for a Maya celebration.

The Maya ate very well. They hunted wild turkey, deer, ducks and even monkey. They caught fish and ate bird eggs. They even grew sweet potato, corn, chillies and squash. They used the corn to make flour and turned it into tortillas.

Have a look at the presentation on Maya head dresses.

I would like you to make Maya head gear, but before that try some Maya research questions.

Watch this video clip of a modern Maya creating several traditional hair styles with her own hair. This video clip shows a more elaborate hair style. You could try them on your hair using long ribbon or strips of material. Try to design a Maya head dress on a piece of paper. You can look on the internet and search ‘Mayan Head Dress’ in Google Images.

I look forward to seeing your end pieces

Weblinks

Detailed information about Maya food from travel.nationalgeographic.com
About Maya food for children from mayankids.com
The importance of Maya food on world cuisine from sfgate.com
Useful website for research on clothing from ancientmayalife.blogspot.co.uk
Information on Maya clothing from mexicolore.co.uk
Modern Maya hairstyles -YouTube clip
Making paper feathers from thinkcrafts.com

Science

This week, I’d like you to:

  • Explore a variety of fruits and generate questions.
  • Classify fruits according to observable similarities and differences.

Activities

  1. Explore a wide variety of fruits and ask questions about them.
  2. Use observation skills to create detailed drawings of fruits with accompanying notes.
  3. Suggest criteria for grouping fruits and classify them accordingly.

Hopefully, you made some good zigzag books last week. These beautiful zigzag books will make wonderful exhibits at a school Art Exhibition and they could teach the visitors how fruits are made from pollinated flowers. You are all becoming such experts on how plants reproduce.

Today we are going to take a closer look at a number of different plant parts. I’d like you to look at as many different plants as you can. These could be flowers, nuts, fruit, vegetables, weeds, berries and squashes. (Bananas and seedless grapes won’t work) I want you to decide which of these plant parts have seeds and also which of them are in fruits.  Which had seeds in them? Gather ideas and  think about the answers. Actually they all have seeds. Which had the largest seed? Which had the smallest? Which of these is a fruit? Actually they are all fruits. A fruit is just another name for the part of the plant that holds the seeds. It can be juicy or dry, hard or soft, heavy or light, tasty to eat or deadly poisonous. They are all fruits because they all hold seeds. Which part of the plant turns into the fruit? Yes the ovary. Remember scientists are always asking “Why?” Can you think of any questions about fruits and seeds? Maybe – Why are there so many different types of seed? Why are some good to eat and others not? Why are some massive and others tiny? Let’s think about all the different types of fruits there are.

Investigation – exploration
Investigate a wide variety of different fruits, pods, berries etc. that “package” seeds.

Vocabulary
Fruit, pod, nut, seed, berry, seed head, ovary, ovule

Art

Art ties in nicely with your topic and science work.

Computing

If you can, take a  look at Scratch

Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.

Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to Miss Taylor or me, we would really like to see it.

Keep smiling,

Mr Chiverton:)

Maths answers

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Yr 5 Home Learning W/C July 6th

Hi,

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to some relaxation in the social distancing rules.

I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. I have arranged another one for this week.

Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.

Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at

c.chiverton@shawburystmarys.co.uk

There is now a new way of accessing Twinkl materials. If I have included any you will need to type in a pin number in order to gain access to any materials that have been posted. I will post the number if required.

PE

I see that Joe Wicks  is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.

Reading

Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.

Spellings

I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.

This week we will be looking at common words from the Year 5.

  1. accommodate
  2. conscience
  3. existence
  4. muscle
  5. rhythm
  6. accompany
  7. conscious
  8. explanation
  9. necessary
  10. sacrifice

Maths

I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.

As some of the questions require you to measure an angle you could try estimating using this protractor to help.

Video link

Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons

Lesson 2 – Reasoning about 3D shapes

Lesson 3 – Reflection

Lesson 4 – Translation

Times Tables

Literacy

BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing. There are so many ways you could take your writing that I wouldn’t like to restrict you by saying you have to do it in a particular way. There are a few ideas to start you off from talk4writing but then it’s up to your fantastic imagination and creativity.

Science

This week, I’d like you to:

  • Make observations, as a natural scientist would, recording data and reporting findings.
  • Learn about some famous naturalists.

Activities

  1. Make observations, record findings and draw conclusions, as natural scientists.
  2. Research and present, in role, information on a significant naturalist.

If you can, o out into the  local woodland or park and get sit and observe nature. You will need to sit comfortably and remain still and quiet. What can you see, what can you hear, and what can you smell? Move slowly as you write so as to not disturb any wildlife. Hopefully over 10-15 minutes birds and mini-beasts should be seen and heard. Not everything you hear will be natural – you may hear and see vehicles on nearby roads, or planes in the sky.

What is a natural scientist?. A natural scientist, or naturalist, studies natural history, i.e. the study of plants and animals by observation rather than by experimentation. An animal behaviourist makes a scientific study of everything an animal does (from amoebae to gorillas!), so again they observe very carefully. You have just ‘been’ natural scientists and in fact have been working as natural scientists over the past few weeks as you have observed the insects and frogs.

Can you name any scientists who are naturalists or animal behaviourists? (Charles Darwin, Chris Packham, David Attenborough, Alfred Russel Wallace, Steve Backshall, Steve Irwin, Jane Goodall, George McGavin, etc.) You may have seen many of these people presenting natural history programmes on the television. What sort of behaviour or processes of animals and plants might be studied? Feeding, sleeping, finding/building shelter, interacting with other members of their species or with other animals, reacting to stimuli, playing, fighting, learning skills, mating or reproducing, excreting, etc. All things to do with being alive, well and happy! Watch David Attenborough presenting one of his natural history programmes. These programmes introduce people who are not scientists to many interesting and wonderful aspects of animal and plant life. People can see things happening or visit places virtually which they are unlikely to see or visit themselves. The programmes take a long time to make – the naturalists and film crew have to be very patient and can spend long hours waiting to capture a particular behaviour on film; they are filmed in often quite extreme conditions or difficult to access places; some of the plants and animals are rare or timid (in the case of animals) or the behaviour only happens at night (so sometimes infra-red cameras are used).

Jane Goodall is an expert on primates, particularly well-known for her work with chimpanzees. Listen to her talking about her life in the links above. She started working with just a notebook and binoculars – observing carefully.

I’d like you to complete your final observations and diary entries for the insects. You need to look at your propagated plants (if you had a chance to complete it), taking measurements and making observations and draw labelled diagrams, graphs, etc., then drawing conclusions on the success of the cuttings. Examine the runners and potatoes as well.

Exploring important natural scientists: Research and make notes on one of the naturalists.

Scientific illustrations exhibition: You can create your own art books that contain your illustrations from the block as well as select your best specimen to be put forward for the school website.

Vocabulary
Natural scientist, naturalist, observation, conservation, endangered

Weblinks
Jane Goodall Org from www.janegoodall.org.uk
Jane Goodall from http://video.nationalgeographic.com

Topic

This week I’d like you to look at questions of cause and significance when drawing the story of a detective case as a cartoon.

You will:

  • Address questions of cause and significance based on historical sources.
  • Improvise the story of a historical criminal case.
  • Write and/or draw a narrative version of an historical event.

You are going to become detectives to try to work out some cases that the earliest police detectives faced. Watch the Police PowerPoint presentation about the development of detective work in the police. Read the first page of instructions on each case first and then look at the evidence and read it and consider what it all means, then try to answer the questions you have been set.

Cases

1) The ghost ended up being a local engineer who was sent to an asylum. 2) Dick Schwick was actually Lois Schwick, a 20 year old woman who needed to support her family. 3) Adelaide Bartlett was acquitted of murdering her husband. 4) The detectives were all found guilty, and that’s when the CID was formed to replace them. 5) Most of the jewels were never found, but William Johnson was convicted of stealing them.

Cartoon template

Newspaper report template

Finally, try creating a narrative of the case either as a story, a report in the style of a newspaper article or in a cartoon.

Art

Art ties in nicely with your topic work.

Computing

If you can, take a  look at Scratch

Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.

Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to Mrs Duncan or me, we would really like to see it.

Keep smiling,

Mr Chiverton:)

Maths answers

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Yr 6 Home Learning W/C July 6th

Hi,

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to some relaxation in the social distancing rules.

I hope you enjoyed the class Zoom meeting. I have arranged another one for this week.

Don’t forget, that if you find some of the work a little tricky or too easy, then you can always have a go at the work on another class page that is more appropriate for you.

Remember, if you have any comments on the work, want to send anything to me or just share work with your classmates then feel free to email me at

c.chiverton@shawburystmarys.co.uk

There is now a new way of accessing Twinkl materials. If I have included any you will need to type in a pin number in order to gain access to any materials that have been posted. I will post the number if required.

PE

I see that Joe Wicks  is only putting out video content a couple of times a week. That’s not a problem, as you can revisit any of the older sessions on his webpage.

Reading

Hopefully, you have had a chance to access Cornerstones. There is so much good material on there if you have run out of books. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your reading level.

Spellings

I hope you managed to practise your spellings from last week. See if you can work through the spellings below. At the end of the week see if someone in the family can test you on them.

This week we will be looking at common words from the Year 6.

  1. accomodate
  2. conscience
  3. existence
  4. muscle
  5. rhythm
  6. accompany
  7. conscious
  8. explanation
  9. necessary
  10. sacrifice

Maths

I hope you have been enjoying the White Rose Maths. Don’t forget, if you get stuck on any of it, BBC Bitesize is a good place to find help.

As some of the questions require you to measure an angle you could try estimating using this protractor to help.

Video link

Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles

Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles

Lesson 3 – Angles in special quadrilaterals

Lesson 4 – Angles in regular polygons

A little different for times tables this week. Just remember to count the zeros carefully.

Times tables

Literacy

BBC Bitesize continues to have some useful activities that are usually linked to punctuation and grammar. However, some of you might like the chance to do some story writing. There are so many ways you could take your writing that I wouldn’t like to restrict you by saying you have to do it in a particular way. There are a few ideas to start you off from talk4writing but then it’s up to your fantastic imagination and creativity.

Science – A healthy body: Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle

This week, I’d like you to:

  • Identify those aspects of a diet that are healthy and unhealthy and the impact diet can have on the body, using scientific evidence.
  • Examine the amount and types of exercise that keep a child and adult body healthy.
  • Note how lifestyle can impact on the body and identify healthy habits.
  • Use video and online editing tools to create a video installation and a TV advert.
  • Identify exercise and diet as contributing factors of a healthy lifestyle.

Activities

  1. Examine the impact of a heathy or unhealthy diet on the human body.
  2. Examine the impact of exercise and lifestyle choices on the human body.
  3. Create a TV advert that explores the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the body.

What is the impact of ‘food’  on the human body (pros and cons) – go through the nutrition chart and see if there are any surprises. Note sometimes we can be eating foods that are worse for us than we think. Then look at the effects (pros and cons) of sugar, salt, fats and water on the human body and consider what you think is a healthy diet. Talk about processed foods and if possible have a look at some food labels – can you identify all of the ingredients (note chemicals and additives, etc. – look them up!) and note hidden sugar and salt. Now write down how much exercise you think you should be getting a week and what sort of exercise it should be – look at NHS guidance. What do you do each week and where could improvements be made. Look at the lifestyle chart. How do scientists know the long-term impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle – through studies. You will be creating a TV advert exploring healthy and unhealthy lifestyles, offering ‘expert’ advice for others on the eating habits, healthy habits and levels and types of exercise that they should be incorporating into their lifestyle on a weekly basis. Look at some reliable websites to ensure their adverts are accurate.

Using research on diet (see links) and on exercise (see NHS link) develop a TV advert. There are two key aspects to this – the research and content, and the artistic approach to the advert. You will need to identify your key messages first and must back up each claim by referencing where you found the information. Think about your approach to the advert – you might like to hold up myth cards or truth cards for each dietary statement and might demonstrate lifestyle choices (getting enough sleep, leading an active life, cleaning teeth and hands, etc.) and the various types of exercise and the forms you could achieve these in. Watch the linked adverts for ideas (these are animations, but you can use live-action) and to identify the key features (music, spoken word, use of language, use of props and people, setting, etc.). The overall objective of the advert is to highlight a healthy diet and lifestyle message as well as note what can happen to the body when we don’t do these things or eat too much unhealthy food. Hopefully, you will recognise that moderation is key to foods high in sugar – it is important to get the message right and that we must not exercise excessively or restrict foods to lose a lot of weight.

Investigation – fair testing, analysing secondary sources
Documentary on diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle.

Vocabulary
Circulatory system, heart, blood, diet, exercise, lifestyle, health

Weblinks
What should I be eating and drinking? from www.bbc.co.uk
Be Food Smart TV advertisement from www.YouTube.com
Change4Life TV advertisement from www.YouTube.com
Change4life advertsisments from www.YouTube.com
Physical activity guidelines from www.nhs.uk

Topic

This week I’d like you to learn about the ways that plants and animals are adapted to the mountain environment and how they can be protected.

You will:

  • Explain how plants are adapted to a mountain environment.
  • Identify a range of mountain animals that are endangered and explain why.
  • Create a factual PowerPoint presentation about a chosen endangered mountain animal, which includes all the information requested.

Last week we looked at  the impact of humans on mountains – Can you remember how we can limit further damage? (Eco-tourism).  Not only do we need to protect the mountain but also the plants and creatures that live there. Mountain regions/climates provide a perfect habitat for some animals that are now endangered and could become extinct. Mountains are also home to some of our planet’s most popular plant foods (potato, maize, barley, apple, tomato) and have provided food for people and animals living in the mountains for hundreds of years.

How are plants specially adapted to suit a mountain environment? Remember that dark colours attract more heat so that leaves can make more energy; plants keep leaves all year to get as much sun as there is; shape of plant helps snow fall off; some have bright petals to attract the few insects there are; some have small roots as the soil isn’t very deep.)

Have a look at the list of Endangered animals 1.  Look at one animal and identify the reason why it is endangered (loss of habitat, shortage of food, changing climate, hunting). Sadly, without change the only place we will be able to see these animals is in a zoo.

Consider how you could best write a letter to raise awareness of an animals plight. Endangered animals 2

Weblinks

Endangered mountain animalsfrom worldwildlife.org
The mountain gorilla from animalfactguides.com
More information about the mountain gorilla from nationalgeographic.org

Art

Art ties in nicely with your science work.

Computing

If you can, take a  look at Scratch

Explore some of the tasks to familiarise yourself with how to use the programming software.

Remember, if you want to send any of your work through to  me, I would really like to see it.

Keep smiling,

Mr Chiverton:)

Maths answers

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Yr3 Zoom Meeting July 8th 1:30 pm

Hi,

After the popularity of last week’s meeting we will be having another one as detailed below. Some of your friends may not be watching the school website so, if you get a chance, let them know about it.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mr Chiverton’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 8, 2020 01:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3707639400?pwd=MlcxZG94WlRNOFd5bWREZ00xTDdzUT09

Meeting ID: 370 763 9400
Password: 2wghku

Yr 4 Zoom Meeting July 8th 11:30am

Hi,

After the popularity of last week’s meeting we will be having another one as detailed below. Some of your friends may not be watching the school website so, if you get a chance, let them know about it.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mr Chiverton’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 8, 2020 11:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3707639400?pwd=MlcxZG94WlRNOFd5bWREZ00xTDdzUT09

Meeting ID: 370 763 9400
Password: 2wghku

YR 5 Zoom Meeting July 7th 1:30pm

Hi,

After the popularity of last week’s meeting we will be having another one as detailed below. Some of your friends may not be watching the school website so, if you get a chance, let them know about it.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Chris Chiverton’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 7, 2020 01:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3707639400?pwd=MlcxZG94WlRNOFd5bWREZ00xTDdzUT09

Meeting ID: 370 763 9400
Password: 2wghku

Yr 6 Zoom Meeting July 7th 11:30am

Hi,

After the popularity of last week’s meeting we will be having another one as detailed below. Some of your friends may not be watching the school website so, if you get a chance, let them know about it.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mr Chiverton’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 7, 2020 11:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3707639400?pwd=MlcxZG94WlRNOFd5bWREZ00xTDdzUT09

Meeting ID: 370 763 9400
Password: 2wghku

Year 6 end of year

Hi,
In these difficult and confusing times we are still looking to recognise and celebrate the end of your child’s time at St Mary’s. To help prepare for this, could we ask that you send a photo in of your child pulling a silly/happy face. For it to work well could you ensure that it’s just a head a shoulders photo. We would like the photos emailed back to admin@shawburystmarys.co.uk by July 7th. If you can, try not to include any more than the example.
Many thanks
Mr Chiverton

Yr 6 transition

Hi,
A message from Thomas Adams.
Obviously, we would normally have our Parents’ Information Evening after the Induction Day in early July but alas, not this year. In light of, and in lieu of, this we have pre-recorded a Parents Information Evening Presentation for all parents/carers.
The video can be accessed from the school website via www.thomasadams.net/admissions/ or via the YouTube link https://youtu.be/-CxPMZJusu4 

Year 3 Zoom Meeting July 1st 13:30

Chris Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

As the children haven’t had a chance to see their friends for a while, I thought they could catch up via Zoom.

Topic: Mr Chiverton’s Year 3 Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 1, 2020 01:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3707639400?pwd=MlcxZG94WlRNOFd5bWREZ00xTDdzUT09

Meeting ID: 370 763 9400
Password: 2wghku

To help it run more smoothly I recommend the following:

  • Download Zoom before the session. This will ensure you have this loaded before the session starts as this may take you 5-10 minutes to download.
  • Wear headphones to ensure the sound quality is not affected.
  • Close down other applications so they don’t impact on transmission speed.
  • When you join the session, please ensure your webcam is on (by clicking on Start Video) and also put yourself on Mute to limit any background noise (By clicking on Mute/Microphone) You will be able to unblock mute when you want to chat.