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Speenhamland School

Speenhamland School

Lower Juniors

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
 
Miss Holdway – class6@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 
Miss Reid – class7@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 
Mrs Earl – class8@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Topic Term Overview
 

Speenhamland School

Linked Learning:

The Rainforest

Lower Juniors

 

Summer Term 2021

 

English:

Using The Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry and Just so stories by Rudyard Kipling, pupils will:

  • Read, rehearse, perform and create Jungle Poetry
  • Write own narrative stories in the style of the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  • Explanations about plants and their growth
  • Persuasive letters linked to deforestation and palm oil use
  • Word classes (conjunctions, determiners, adverbs, adjectives)
  • Direct speech and associated punctuation
  • A or an?
  • Was or were?
  • Improving reading and comprehension skills

Geography:

  • Identify position of equator, Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn, latitude, longitude, northern and southern hemispheres
  • climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts
  • location of world rainforests, their layers and features
  • Compare and contrast South America with the UK
  • Use atlases, maps and digital mapping at a range of scales
  • Use and create geographical diagrams

History:

  • Position of the Aztecs in history compared to other historical periods previously studied
  • Daily lives of Aztecs, education, family
  • Use of primary and secondary sources to support understanding of the Aztecs

Art:

  • Experiment with different grades of pencils
  • Make and match colours with increasing accuracy
  • Use more specific colour language, e.g. tone, tint, shade, hue
  • Paint trees with up to 4 layers with two trees in each layer
  • Join clay adequately and make informed choices about 3D techniques.
  • Choose a media to create a piece of artwork

D&T:

 

  • To research, design, construct and evaluate a mini greenhouse using key design criteria

 

 

 

 

Science:

Plants:

  • The functions of different parts of flowering plants
  • Plant requirements for successful growth
  • Water transportation in plants
  • Purpose of a flower
  • Seed dispersal in different plants

Living things and their habitats:

  • Different ways to group living things
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Using and creating classification keys
  • Impacts of changing environments

PSHE:

 

This term our foci are:

  • Relationships
  • Changing me

Maths:

This term we will be working on:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Times Tables
  • Measure - Area and Perimeter
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Measure – Mass and Capacity
  • Shape and geometry

RE:

Buddhism:

What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life?

 

Christianity:

Do people need to go to church to show that they are Christians?

Computing:

Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about:

  • Logo – using a screen turtle to create shapes
  • Stop animation – create short story videos using stop animation technology
  • Hardware investigators – explore the components of a PC

P.E:

 

 

Music:

French:

Home Learning March 2021 Archive
 

Speenhamland School Home learning LKS2 Spring Term 2021       week commencing 1st March 2021

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 1st March 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 4th March 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 5th March 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

English

DB Primary

Monday 1st March 2021 –English live lesson at 10.00am

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – English live lesson at 10.00am

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – English live lesson at 10.30am

Thursday 4th March 2021  - English live lesson at 10.00am WORLD BOOK DAY!

Friday 5th March 2021 – Q&A about returning to school live lesson at 10.00am

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 1st March 2021 –  fractions

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – fractions

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – fractions

Thursday 4th March 2021 – fractions

Friday 5th March 2020 –  fractions

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 1st March 2021 – fractions

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – fractions

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – fractions

Thursday 4th March 2021 – fractions

Friday 5th March 2021 – fractions

Handwriting

DB Primary

Year 3:

Monday 1st March 2021 – cursive style

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – cursive style

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – cursive style

Thursday 4th March 2021 – cursive style

 

Year 4:

Monday 1st March 2021 – cursive style

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – cursive style

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 –  cursive style

Thursday 4th March 2021 – cursive style

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

Science

DB Primary

Monday 1st March 2021 – Geography: the difference between physical and human

Science

DB Primary

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 – Geography: Victoria Park study

Science

DB Primary

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – Geography: re-designing Victoria Park

PHSE/class time

DB Primary

Thursday 4th March 2021 – sharing with half term challenge with your class live lesson at 2.00pm

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Home Learning February 2021 Archive
 

 Week Commencing 22nd February 

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 22nd February 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 24th  February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 25th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 26th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

English

DB Primary

Monday 22nd February 2021 –English live lesson at 10.00am

Tuesday 23rd  February 2021 – English live lesson at 10.00am

Wednesday 24th  February 2021 – English live lesson at 10.30am

Thursday 25th February 2021  - English live lesson at 10.00am

Friday 26th February 2021 – English live lesson at 10.00am

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 22nd February 2021 –  fractions

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – fractions

Wednesday 24th February 2021 – fractions

Thursday 25th February 2021 – fractions

Friday 26th February 2020 –  fractions

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 22nd  February 2021 – fractions

Tuesday 23rd  February 2021 – fractions

Wednesday 24th  February 2021 – fractions

Thursday 25th  February 2021 – fractions

Friday 26th February 2021 – fractions

Handwriting

DB Primary

Year 3:

Monday 22nd February 2021 – practising forming capital letters

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – practising forming capital letters

Wednesday 24th February 2021 – practising writing the letter t at the correct height

Thursday 25th February 2021 – practising writing the letter t at the correct height

 

Year 4:

Monday 22nd February 2021 – spacing within words

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – spacing within words

Wednesday 24th  February 2021 –  practising joining to and from w

Thursday 25th February 2021 – practising joining to and from w

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

Science

DB Primary

Monday  22nd February 2021 – Kitchen cupboard Science experiments  

Science

DB Primary

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – Kitchen cupboard Science experiments  

Science

DB Primary

Wednesday 24th February 2021 – Kitchen cupboard Science experiments  

PHSE/class time

DB Primary

Thursday 25th February 2021 – sharing with half term challenge with your class live lesson at 2.00pm

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Week Commencing 8th February

Speenhamland School Home learning LKS2 Spring Term 2021       week commencing 8th February 2021

 

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 8st February 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 9th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 10th  February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 11th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 12th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Computing

DB Primary

Monday 8th February 2021 –online safety live lesson at 10.00am

Tuesday 9th  February 2021 – Safer Internet Day live lesson at 10.00am

Wednesday 10th  February 2021 – online safety live lesson at 10.30am

Thursday 11th February 2021  - online safety live lesson at 10.00am

Friday 12th February 2021 – online safety live lesson at 10.00am

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 8th February 2021 –  statistics

Tuesday 9th February 2021 – statistics

Wednesday 10th February 2021 – open-ended maths challenges / games

Thursday 11th February 2021 – open-ended maths challenges / games

Friday 12th February 2020 –  open-ended maths challenges / games

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 8th  February 2021 – fractions

Tuesday 9th  February 2021 – fractions

Wednesday 10th  February 2021 – open-ended maths challenges / games

Thursday 11th  February 2021 – open-ended maths challenges / games

Friday 12th February 2021 – open-ended maths challenges / games

Handwriting

DB Primary

Year 3:

Monday 8th February 2021 – joining ed

Tuesday 9th February 2021 – joining ed

Wednesday 10th February 2021 – joining ake

Thursday 11th February 2021 – sentences

 

Year 4:

Monday 8th February 2021 – writing sentences

Tuesday 9th February 2021 – writing sentences

Wednesday 10th  February 2021 –  joining ous

Thursday 11th February 2021 – joining ous

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

R.E.

DB Primary

Monday  1st February 2021 – Buddhism  (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for a recorded lesson)

Science

DB Primary

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – Kitchen cupboard experiments  (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for a recorded lesson)

Geography

DB Primary

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 – 4 figure grid references (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for a recorded lesson)

Art

DB Primary

Thursday 4th February 2021 – Robot junk modelling – sharing with your class live lesson at 2.00pm

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 

 

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

Speenhamland School Home learning LKS2 Spring Term 2021       week commencing 1st February 2021

 

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 1st February 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 4th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 5th February 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Writing

DB Primary

Monday 1st February 2021 – Reading class text (The Iron Man) and answering comprehension questions live lesson at 10.00am

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 –live lesson at 10.00am

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 –live lesson at 10.30am

Thursday 4th February 2021  - live lesson at 10.00am

Friday 5th February 2021 –live lesson at 10.00am

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths 

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 1st February 2021 – subtracting money (pounds and pence)

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 –giving change (pounds and pence)

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 – Tally charts

Thursday 4th February 2021 – pictograms

Friday 5th February 2020 –  pictograms

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 1st February 2021 – unit and non-unit fractions

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – what is a fraction?

Wednesday3rd February 2021 – tenths

Thursday 4th February 2021 – counting in tenths

Friday 5th February 2021 – equivalent fractions

Handwriting

DB Primary

Year 3:

Monday 1st February 2021 – joining es

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – adding s or es

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 – joining ie

Thursday 5th February 2021 – joining ie

 

Year 4:

Monday 1st February 2021 – joining r

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – joining r

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 – joining ly

Thursday 4th February 2021 – joining r and ly

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

R.E.

DB Primary

Monday  1st February 2021 – 8-fold path in Buddhism  (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for a recorded lesson)

Science

DB Primary

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – forces and magnets  (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for a recorded lesson)

Geography

DB Primary

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 – 4 figure grid references (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for a recorded lesson)

Art

DB Primary

Thursday 4th February 2021 – Robot junk modelling (click on the subject tab on the DB homepage for the lesson activity)

PHSE with your class

TEAMs

Thursday 4th February 2021 – drop in class session live lesson at 2.00pm

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 

Home Learning January 2021
 

Speenhamland School Home learning LKS2 Spring Term 2021       week commencing 25th January 2021

 

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 25th January 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 26th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 27th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 28th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 29th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Writing

DB Primary

Monday 25th January 2021 – Reading class text (The Iron Man) and answering comprehension questions live lesson at 10.00am

Tuesday 26th January 2021 –main clauses live lesson at 10.00am

Wednesday 27th January 2021 –subordinate clauses live lesson at 10.30am

Thursday 28th  January 2021  -relative clauses live lesson at 10.00am

Friday 29th January 2021 –create a news report video live lesson at 10.00am

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 25th January 2021 – money (pounds and pence)

Tuesday 26th January 2021 –money (pounds and pence)

Wednesday 27th January 2021 – money (pounds and pence)

Thursday 28th January 2021 – money (pounds and pence)

Friday 29th January 2020 – money (pounds and pence)

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 25th January 2021 – dividing 3 digits by 1 digit

Tuesday 26th January 2021 – What is area?

Wednesday 27th January 2021 – counting squares

Thursday 28th January 2021 – making shapes

Friday 29th January 2021 – comparing area

Handwriting

DB Primary

Year 3:

Monday 25th January 2021 – Practising joining to and from the letter l

Tuesday 26th January 2021 – Practising joining to and from the letter l

Wednesday 27th January 2021 – Practising joining to the letter y

Thursday 28th January 2021 – Practising joining to the letter y

 

Year 4:

Monday 25th January 2021 – Practising consistency in spacing

Tuesday 26th January 2021 – Practising consistency in spacing

Wednesday 27th January 2021 – Practising using a diagonal join

Thursday 28th January 2021 – Practising using a diagonal join

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

Art

DB Primary

Monday 25th January 2021 – graffiti  live lesson at 1.30pm

Geography

DB Primary

Tuesday 26th January 2021 – 4 figure grid references live lesson at 2.00pm

Science

DB Primary

Wednesday 27th January 2021 – forces live lesson at 2.00pm

R.E.

DB Primary

Thursday 28th January 2021 – Stories from Buddhism live lesson at 2.00pm

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Birdwatch challenge

DB Primary

29th to 31st January. Observe the types and amounts of birds that you can see in your garden or from your window. Submit results at www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

 

Week Commencing 18th January 2021

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 18th January 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 19th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 20th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 21th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 22th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Writing

DB Primary

Monday 18th January 2021 – Reading class text (The Iron Man) and answering comprehension questions

Tuesday 19th January 2021 – prepositions

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – prepositions

Thursday 21th January 2021  - fronted prepositional phrases

Friday 22th January 2021 – descriptive writing using noun and prepositional phrases

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 18th January 2021 – Multiplication and division

Tuesday 19th January 2021 – Multiplication and division

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – Multiplication and division

Thursday 21th January 2021 – Multiplication and division

Friday 22th January 2020 – Multiplication and division

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 18th January 2021 – Multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number with exchange

Tuesday 19th January 2021 – Multiply 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – Divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number

Thursday 21th January 2021 – Divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number

Friday 22th January 2021 – Divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number

Handwriting

DB Primary

Year 3 Handwriting (4 sessions a week):

Monday 18th January 2021 – practising the diagonal join to a small letter: ci

Tuesday 19th January 2021 –  practising the diagonal join to a small letter: ci

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – practising the diagonal join to a tall letter: mb

Thursday 21th January 2021 - practising the diagonal join to a tall letter: mb

 

Year 4 Handwriting (4 session a week):

Monday 18th January 2021 –  practising writing letters at the correct size and height: rie

Tuesday 19th January 2021 –  practising writing letters at the correct size and height: rie

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – Practising writing double letters: tt

Thursday 21th January 2021 – Practising writing double letters: tt

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

RE

DB Primary

Monday 18th January 2021 – Understanding change

Science

DB Primary

Tuesday 19th January 2021 – What is a magnet and its effect?

Geography

DB Primary

Wednesday 20th January 2021 - Using coordinates to support map work

Art

DB Primary

Thursday 21th January 2021 – Creating street art

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks will commence week beginning 11th January 2021

 

Week Commencing 11th January

Subject

Location

Task

Reading

Purple Mash

Monday 11th January 2021  - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Tuesday 12th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Wednesday 13th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Thursday 14th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Friday 15th January 2021 - check 2dos in Purple Mash

Writing

DB Primary

Monday 11th January 2021 – Reading class text and answering comprehension questions

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – simple noun phrases

Wednesday 13th January 2021 – expanded noun phrases

Thursday 14th January 2021  - Writing descriptive sentences containing expanded noun phrases

Friday 15th January 2021 – writing a character description containing expanded noun phrases

Spellings

DB Primary

See weekly spellings

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3 Maths

Monday 11th January 2021 – The 2, 4 and 8 times tables

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – The 8 times tables

Wednesday 13th January 2021 – Factor pairs

Thursday 14th January 2021 - Comparing statements

Friday 15th January 2020 – Related calculations

 

Year 4 Maths:

Monday 11th January 2021 – Multiplying 3 numbers

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – factor pairs

Wednesday 13th January 2021 – Efficient multiplication

Thursday 14th January 2021 – Written methods

Friday 15th January 2021 – Multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

RE

DB Primary

Monday 11th January 2021 What makes the world a wonderful place?

Science

DB Primary

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – Forces experiment to understand friction

 Geography

DB Primary

Wednesday 13th January 2021 Ordnance survey map symbols

Art

DB Primary

Thursday 14th January 2021 graffiti style art work

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks will commence week beginning 11th January 2021

Week Commencing 4th January

Subject

Location/ learning platform

Task

Self-evaluation

Reading

 

 

 

Writing

DB Primary

Wednesday 6th January 2021: creating imaginative robot vocabulary

 

Thursday 7th January 2021: Creating similes using robot vocabulary

 

Friday 8th January 2021: Creating a robot poem containing similes  and publishing robot poem

 

Spellings/ Phonics

DB Primary

Weekly spellings will start week commencing 11th January 2021

 

Maths

DB Primary with video links and accompanying worksheets

Year 3:

Wednesday 6th January 2021: multiplication – equal groups

Thursday 7th January 2021: Multiplication as repeated addition

Friday 8th January 2021: Multiplication as arrays

 

Year 4:

Wednesday 6th January 2021: Multiplying by 10

Thursday 7th January 2021: Multiplying by 100

Friday 8th January 2021: Multiplying by 1 and 0

 

Maths Fluency

TT Rockstars

Play for 10 - 15 minutes a day.

 

Science

DB Primary

Wednesday 6th January 2021 What is a force?

 

Topic (Geography)

DB Primary

Thursday 7th January 2021: Direction using eight points of the compass

Friday 8th January 2021: Using compass directions to locate places in the local area and OS map work

 

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks will commence week beginning 11th January 2021

 

School Council challenge

 

This will commence week beginning 11th January 2021

 

PM Pal Challenge

 

This will commence week beginning 11th January 2021