Half Term Competition

Having a sister that works at Samuel Wood means I get to know about an exciting competition that the children could do over half term! Please have a look at the information below if you’d like your child to enter (copied from their social media site).

I hope you are all having a lovely half term!

Kind regards

Mrs Edwards

As promised, we have ANOTHER half term competition for you!

This one requires a little more audience participation though…well from the kids at least!

What we want, is for them to design their DREAM house. We’re talking slides for stairs, swimming pool in the bathroom 🏊‍♀️ chocolate fountain in the kitchen 🍫, you get the picture.

So the prize:

▶️ A £25 gift voucher for Smyths

▶️ PLUS the winning drawing will feature as our cover picture

▶️ AND on our website

▶️ AND on display in all of our branches windows!

Designs need to be drawn LANDSCAPE please and emailed to shrewsbury@samuelwood.co.uk by Friday the 19th of February with the child’s name and age on it. The competition is open to ALL school aged children and the winner will be chosen by our Director’s.

Like and share so we can get as many wonderful entries as possible!

BEST OF LUCK 🍀

 

 

Class 4 Zoom Meeting

Hi all,

I had scheduled a zoom meeting for today. However, I made a mistake and the post was uncategorised. Therefore, it was not seen by the majority so please so not worry that you missed the post (we only had two children that joined us from home).  I would like to invite you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Date: 19.1.2021

Time: 14.30

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91210416312?pwd=aUdnN1QzWVkyUWI0OE5HOTNiQmhidz09

Meeting ID: 912 1041 6312
Passcode: hnD1nt

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Weaver

Thursday 14th – Home Learning

Good morning all! Two more days to go, keep up the hard work you are all doing a fantastic job.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

Here is today’s maths activity – Efficient multiplication. Click the link below to find the worksheet to write on. If possible, print the worksheet beforehand so it can be used during the video.

Efficient-multiplication- Thursday

Literacy:

In this lesson, we will recap the features of non-chronological reports and write an opening paragraph.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-paragraph-of-a-non-chronological-report-6hh3ce?step=1&activity=video

Grammar:

In this lesson, we will recap what a verb is, define a simple sentence as a main clause that makes sense on its own and write our very own simple sentences. For this lesson, you will need an exercise book or some paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-simple-sentences-cmwp8r

Fun Facts Trivia: It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Have a great day,

Mr Weaver

 

Wednesday 13th – Home Learning

Hello everyone,

I’ve noticed that not all children have accessed Times Table Rock Stars. It is imperative that children are practising their times tables daily. This approach not only improves recall speed of pupils, but also boosts their confidence and reduces math anxiety – email me if you require your child’s login details.

Please find below today’s home learning activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

Here is today’s maths activity – Factor pairs. Click the link below to find the worksheet to write on. If possible, print the worksheet beforehand so it can be used during the video.

Factor-pairs-Wednesday

Literacy:

In this lesson we will learn about formal conjunctions. We will practise using them to link sentences together.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-using-formal-conjunctions-61gk6c?activity=video&step=1

PE:

Joe Wicks for some PE ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Fun Facts and Trivia: A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

Take care!

Mr Weaver

Tuesday 12th – Home Learning

Good morning, Class 4. I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday. It was brilliant to receive such wonderful work and see such amazing scores from some of you who played Hit the Button.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

Here is today’s maths activity – Multiply 3 numbers. Click the link below to find the worksheet to write on. If possible, print the worksheet beforehand so it can be used during the video.

Multiply-3-numbers-Tuesday

Literacy:

In this lesson, we will learn about anglerfish and their appearance. We will read a text and make notes by identifying the key information.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-learn-about-the-anglerfish-and-their-appearance-cthk8c?step=1&activity=video

PSHE:

In this lesson, we will explore what a diet is and why it is so important. We will learn about the benefits of eating the right foods and will be introduced to the Eatwell Plate. From this, we will have a better understanding of the different amounts of foods we should be eating. At the end of the lesson, we will write a letter persuading others to make healthier choices.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/food-glorious-food-64vkec

Fun Facts and Trivia:

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

Have a great day,

Mr Weaver

Monday 11th-Home Learning

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a good weekend. Please find below today’s activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
  2. Practise your weekly spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting  https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/04/08/08/23/51/160/NH_RB3_4_Guidelines_FM.pdf
  4. Use Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/
  5. Play Hit The Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Maths:

Here is today’s maths activity – Multiply by 11 and 12. Click the link below to find the worksheet to write on. If possible, print the worksheet before hand so it can be used during the video.

11-and-12-times-table- Monday

Literacy:

To develop a rich understanding of words associated with water.

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-water-c8r34r?step=1&activity=video

Science:

In this lesson, we will learn how to build an electrical circuit. We will look at all the different components of an electrical circuit and learn the rules for building them. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson.

Introductory quiz; this quiz will help you to check any previous learning on this topic, and re-cap anything you may have forgotten.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-different-components-in-an-electrical-circuit-cdk34d?step=1&activity=intro_quiz

Click the link below for the video of the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-different-components-in-an-electrical-circuit-cdk34d?step=2&activity=video

Fun Facts and Trivia:

This week I will be posting daily facts to keep us smiling and entertained – some of which may require you to play along.

It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow…

Have a great day,

Mr Weaver

Class 4 non-negotiables. Home School Learning.

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good week. We have missed not having you in Class 4 this week. We can’t wait for you to return to school!

Moving forward, I will continue to post daily work before 9am. Each day will consist of maths and literacy followed by a foundation subject.

Below I have set out the minimum expectations that every child must do every day whilst being home schooled – these are non-negotiable.

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ is a very useful website. The virtual library is stocked with books for primary school children of all reading levels, including books from reading schemes like Biff and Chip and Read Write Inc Phonics. There are also books for independent reading.Once you’ve registered, you can search by age, reading level, book type and series to find the best titles to help your child make progress with their reading at home.

 

  1. Practise your spellings every day – Read, Write, Check. Also, put each spelling into a sentence. You can use a dictionary to look up the meaning of any words that you don’t understand. Attached below are this terms weekly spellings. Additionally, they can be found on Class 4’s information page. As of next week, begin ‘week one’ and continue to learn the ten new weekly spellings.

Blue Group Spelling Overview 3

Green Group Spelling Overview 4

Red Group Spelling Overview 2

     3. Practise your handwriting. Your child will continue to develop fluent handwriting   skills, making their writing more consistent and easier to read.  Click the link for a printable worksheet of handwriting guidelines. https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/04/08/08/23/51/160/NH_RB3_4_Guidelines_FM.pdf

 

  1. Use Times Table Rock Stars for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. You’ll be amazed at the progress that can be made and how much it’ll help improve in all areas of maths. I have the login details if anyone has misplaced theirs. If you require your child log in details, then please email me. https://ttrockstars.com/

 

  1. Play the interactive game ‘Hit The Button’ for 15 minutes per day. Make number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. Play all three games a minimum of 5 times (each go is 1 minute). To keep your child motivated get them to keep a log of their top two scores from each category As a result of this they will see the progress they have made. \https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

I hope that I can maintain a similar approach to home learning throughout this period, in order to ensure the children are motivated but also enjoying the work I set.  Please continue to provide feedback, it is very much appreciated – I will try my very best to adapt anything where possible. I understand the difficulty of home learning, therefore, if needed I can put together resource packs (math sheets, topic work, reading books ect) to help you. If you think that this would support you with home learning, then please email me – I can arrange for them to be picked up from school.

 

Take care

Mr Weaver

 

Children attending school (Key Workers)

If your child is currently attending school, Class 4’s PE day will be on Wednesdays this term, starting next Wednesday 13th. Please can your child come to school wearing their PE kit on Wednesdays. The PE sessions will be outside (in most weathers) so the children will need to wear PE kit and footwear that is suitable for potentially cold and rainy PE sessions (long joggers/leggings, layers and warm coat, gloves/hat). The children can also bring in a spare pair of sensible  footwear to put on after their PE sessions, but no spare clothing please as they aren’t able to get changed at school at the moment.

As the weather is particularly cold at the moment, could I also remind the children coming to school to bring a warm coat and perhaps gloves/scarf/hat for their break and lunchtimes. Caring & Sharing Mitten/Coat/Hat/Scarf/Socks/Gloves Tree | Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa

Thank you,

Mr Weaver

8th January – Home Learning

Good morning everyone, it’s the final day of super hard work before you get a well earnt rest for the weekend. Please find below today’s home learning activities.

Literacy:

In this lesson, we will develop and generate subject-specific vocabulary to use in a non-chronological report about the Anglerfish. We will learn definitions and practise using vocabulary in sentences.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-and-generate-subject-specific-vocabulary-c8ukad?step=1&activity=video

Maths:

Here is today’s maths activity – divide by 100. Click the link below to find the worksheet to write on. If possible, print the worksheet before hand so it can be used during the video.

Home Learning 4 Divide by 100

 

Geography:

In this lesson we will recap our knowledge of the seven continents of the world, then we will zoom into the continent of South America. We will name and locate the countries of South America and their capital cities. We will then look at some of the human features and economic activities on the continent.

Click the link below for today’s starter quiz.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-some-of-south-americas-most-important-human-features-64rkje?activity=intro_quiz&step=1&view=1

Click the link below for today’s lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-some-of-south-americas-most-important-human-features-64rkje?step=2&activity=video

I look forward to seeing all your work!

Take care,

Mr Weaver