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Speenhamland School

Speenhamland School

Upper Juniors

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
 
Mrs Waterfall class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 
Ms Penman class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 
Mrs Osmond/Mrs Broad class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 

Topic Term Overview
 

Speenhamland School

Linked Learning:

Ancient Greece

Upper Juniors

 

Summer Term 2021

 

 

English:

 

Using Greek Myths – The adventure of Odysseus, Tale of Troy, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, pupils will:

 

  • Write their own version of a Greek myth
  • Write a new scene for a Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Write a balanced argument / discussion linked to a Greek myth
  • Look at sonnets by Shakespeare and write their own
  • Improving reading and comprehension skills
  • Consolidate the use of expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • Consolidate using semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses
  • Consolidate use of ellipsis
  • Use modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied pronoun

 

Geography:  Greek European Study

 

  • To locate Greece on a world map and its major cities.
  • To locate the key human and physical characteristics of Greece.
  • To understand the key geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country and the UK/ Newbury.
  • To use atlases, maps, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

History:  Ancient Greece

 

  • To understand what we can find out about the Ancient Greeks by artefacts left behind
  • To understand the importance of the Greek political system and how it has impacted life today
  • To understand key events in Ancient Greece and why they were important
  • To understand the different Greek Gods and Goddesses and the different roles they were said to play

 

PSHE:  Relationships

  • To know how to keep building my own self-esteem
  • To understand that belonging to an online community can have positive and negative consequences
  • To recognise when an online community feels unsafe or uncomfortable
  • To recognise when I am spending too much time using devices (screen time)

Changing Me

  • To know how to develop my own self esteem
  • To understand that puberty is a natural process that happens to everybody and that it will be OK for me
  • To express how I feel about the changes that will happen to me during puberty
  • To be confident that I can cope with the changes that growing up will bring
  • To think about changes I will make next year and know how to go about this

D&T:  Moving Toys

 

  • To design a moving toy, using a cam mechanism
  • To be able to join materials together
  • To be able to use tools safely
  • To suggest improvements to finished product

Science:  Evolution & Inheritance

 

  • To know that living things have changed.
  • To identify similarities and differences between living things in the past and the present.
  • To identify that parents have offspring.
  • To identify that the offspring can vary but are of the same kind.
  • To identify that offspring are not identical to their parents.
  • To identify how an animal or plant is suited to their environment.
  • To explain how adaptation occurs in different ways, and how this leads to evolution.
  • To research Charles Darwin and identify his connection to the learning.

Art:  Objects & Meanings

 

  • Use a blank still life sheet, create shading, stippling or cross hatching – in one colour
  • Replicate shapes and tones
  • Use contrasting colours
  • Arrange objects for composition
  • Use colour schemes and colour families
  • Build up drawings using a variety of techniques
  • Interpret the texture of surfaces

Maths:

 

This term we will be working on:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Times Tables
  • Number-Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Measure – Converting units
  • Geometry – Properties of shape
  • Number – Ratio
  • Number - Algebra
  • Geometry – Properties of shape

 

 

 

RE:  Islam

 

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?

  • To identify ways in which Muslims try to lead good lives and how their belief in Akhirah influences this
  • To understand what can lead to people making decisions, and that these decisions can be changed
  • To identify motivation and what it can mean to Muslims (and others)

 

Computing:

Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about:

6.6 Networks

  • What is the difference between the internet and the world wide web?
  • What is the difference between WAN and LAN?
  • Who is Tim Berners-Lee?

 

6.7 Quizzing

  • What factors do you need to consider when creating a quiz?
  • What are the different types of question?
  • Apart from questions, what else does a quiz need to contain?

P.E:

 

 

Music:

 

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French:

Home Learning March 2021 Archive
 

Monday 1st March – Friday 5th March

We have listened to your feedback about home learning and have made some changes to the way we deliver our home-learning.  All Maths & English home learning tasks will be set daily and will be active for 3 days in order to give you an opportunity to complete them at your convenience.  As we will be celebrating Book Week this week, and have assigned a couple of activities for you to complete, there will only be 2 recorded sessions for our Foundation subject of RE which will be set on Monday for you to complete during the week. 

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Mrs Osmond, Mrs Broad and Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location

or

learning platform

Self-evaluation

Writing and Cosmic Guided Reading

Before the live lesson please listen to ‘Gravity is not a trivial monster’ and ‘Last chance to vote’ before the live lesson.

Then join Miss Penman for a live lesson focussing on relative clauses.

Finally answer the question based on the chapter on DB Primary.

Teams

DB Primary

 

Listen to ‘I am half a world away’, ‘If anything goes wrong and ‘You don’t get extra lives in Space’ and then answers the questions based on these chapters.

Finally listen to ‘The real thing’, ‘Quest Orange’ and ‘Launch minus 48’

DB primary

 

Before the live lesson listen to ‘Some kind of lovely’, ‘I want my Daddy’ and ‘The moon you idiot’

Then join Miss Penman for a live lesson focussing on the use of commas for clarity.

Next answer the questions based on the chapters on DB Primary.

Teams

DB primary

 

Live Lesson Wednesday 3rd March 1:30pm

‘An unscheduled diversion’

Teams

 

Listen to ‘Dark side of the moon’, ‘Doing the Dadly thing’, ‘Logic says’ and ‘This is not a stimulation’

Please note that due to World Book Day activities there are no questions to answer on these chapters.

DB primary

 

Join Mrs Osmond for a live lesson to hear the end of the story.

Then answer the questions based on the chapters and book on DB Primary.

Teams

 

Spellings

Spellings using ‘root’ words

Upload your paragraph onto DB primary

DB Primary

 

World Book Day

Live Lesson Thursday 10:30am

World Book Day (dressing up optional)

Join Mrs Waterfall to introduce our new book ‘What We’ll Build’ by Oliver Jeffers

Complete the linked tasks

Task 1 – Create your favourite place where you feel most at home.  This could be a 3D model made with junk modelling, Lego, Duplo etc.  It could be a picture or a collage using any materials you have.

Task 2 - Write a detailed description of the place you feel most at home using a wide range of descriptive language techniques. Make sure you explain why this place makes you feel most at home.

Teams

DB Primary

 

Maths

Year 5/6

Position and Direction

Lesson 1 – Drawing Reflected Shapes

Complete the L1 activity

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 1 activity

Lesson 2 – Identifying Reflected Shapes

Complete the L2 activity

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 2 activity

Lesson 3 – Drawing Translated Shapes

Complete the L3 activity

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 3 activity

Lesson 4 – Identifying Translated Shapes

Complete the L4 activity

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 4 activity

Live lesson:

Tuesday 10:30

Maths Fluency

Complete at least 5 Soundchecks

TT Rockstars

 

Topic

RE

RE – 2 x pre-recorded Loom videos:

L1 – To examine religious ideas about Heaven

L2 – To compare and contrast ideas about Eternity

Complete the linked activities

DB Primary

Loom videos

 

Well-being Wednesday

Join your class teacher in a class catch-up and listen to ‘An unscheduled diversion’

Live stream

Weds 1:30

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Mr Page’s challenge – sports page

YouTube

DB primary

 

School Council Challenge

Your challenge this week is to do something to celebrate St. David's Day, you could make or draw a dragon, bake some welsh cakes, or a leek pie.  You could write a story about St. David, or learn to say something in Welsh.  Don't forget to email Mrs Osmond pictures, videos or work so she can include some pieces in next week's newsletter.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAmnKNmVqx8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G9gtSBAJII

 

 

Home Learning February 2021
 

Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February

We have listened to your feedback about home learning and have made some changes to the way we deliver our home-learning.  All Maths & English home learning tasks will be set daily and will be active for 3 days in order to give you an opportunity to complete them at your convenience.  This week, our Foundation subject will be Geography and there will be 3 recorded sessions set on Monday for you to complete during the week.  Next week, our focus will be on another foundation subject.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Mrs Osmond, Mrs Broad and Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location

or

learning platform

Self-evaluation

Reading

Just the Beginning Chapter 5

Complete online multiple-choice questions

Purple Mash

 

 

 

Just the Beginning Chapter 6

Complete online multiple-choice questions

Write a book review

Purple Mash

 

Writing and Cosmic Guided Reading

Before the live lesson watch the recording of ‘Thrill Ride of the Century’ on the Cosmic page.

Then join Miss Penman for the live lesson focussing on conjunctions.

Finally answer the questions linked to the chapter in full sentences using conjunctions to help you to explain and add detail.

Teams

DB Primary

 

Watch the recording of ‘I am the Space Dad’ on the Cosmic page.

Then answer the questions linked to the chapter in full sentences using conjunctions to help you to explain and add detail.

DB primary

 

Before the live lesson watch the recording of ‘The Ice-Cream Man of the Gobi Dessert’ on the Cosmic page.

Then join Miss Penman for the live lesson focussing on semi-colons.

Finally answer the questions linked to the chapter in full sentences using conjunctions to help you to add information or detail.

Team

DB primary

 

Watch the recording of ‘I can’t work my trousers’ on the Cosmic page.

Then answer the questions linked to the chapter in full sentences using conjunctions and semicolons to help you to explain and add information and detail.

DB primary

 

Before the live lesson, watch the recording of ‘The Vomit Comet’ and ‘Astrogossip’.

Then join Miss Penman for the live lesson focussing on brackets and dashes.

Finally answer the questions linked to the chapter in full sentences using brackets and dashes to help you to add information or detail.

DB primary

 

Spellings

Statutory word lists

Upload your paragraph onto DB primary

DB Primary

 

Maths

Year 5/6

Shape

Lesson 1 – Multiples of 90⁰ angles

Complete the L1 activity

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 1 activity

Lesson 2 – Missing angles

Complete the L2 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 2 activity

Lesson 3 – Shape reasoning

Complete the L3 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 3 activity

Lesson 4 – More shape reasoning

Complete the L4 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 4 activity

Lesson 5 –

L5 activity - Fluency

Website

DB Primary

 

Live lessons:

Tues 10:30, Thurs 10:30

Maths Fluency

Complete at least 5 Soundchecks

TT Rockstars

 

Topic

Geography

Geography – 3 x pre-recorded Loom videos:

L1 – Earthquakes

Complete ‘Mercalli Scale’ worksheet. Statement sorting worksheet.

Have a go at the seismograph challenge!

L2 – Tsunamis

Complete the worksheet on tsunamis

L3 – Concluding Extreme Earths topic

Write a diary entry

DB Primary

Loom videos

 

Well-being Wednesday

Join your class teacher in a class catch-up

Live stream

Weds 1:30

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Mr Page’s challenge – sports page

YouTube

DB primary

 

 

Week Commencing 8th February 2021

Monday 8th February – Friday 12th February

We have listened to your feedback about home learning and have made some changes to the way we deliver our home-learning.  All Maths & English home learning tasks will be set daily and will be active for 3 days in order to give you an opportunity to complete them at your convenience.  This week, our Foundation subject will be Science and there will be 3 recorded sessions set on Monday for you to complete during the week.  After half-term, our focus will be on another foundation subject.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Mrs Osmond, Mrs Broad and Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location

or

learning platform

Self-evaluation

Reading

Just the Beginning Chapter 3

Complete online multiple-choice questions

Purple Mash

 

 

 

Just the Beginning Chapter 4

Complete online multiple-choice questions

Purple Mash

 

Cosmic Guided Reading

Cosmic – Competitive Dadliness and

InChinayouidiot.

Live lesson with Mrs Osmond at 10.30 on Friday.

Comprehension questions.  On Cosmic Tab.  Recording of the lesson will also be there.

DB primary

 

Writing

Lesson 1: Join Miss Penman at 10:30am for a live lesson.

We will be thinking about what we can see and hear when we look out the window at night and writing phrases including figurative language

Teams

DB Primary

 

Lesson 2: Read the poem Space Staring by Pie Corbett and annotate what you see, notice and know.

Think about the following:

Which figurative language devices can you spot?

What poetic devices can you spot?

DB primary

 

Lesson 3: Join Miss Penman at 10:00am for a live lesson.

Using the phrases created on Monday, we are going to write a free verse poem, editing and improving as we go.

Teams

DB primary

 

Lesson 4: Read the poem: When I’m an astronaut by Bobbi Katz and answer the questions

DB primary

 

Lesson 5: Watch the video: Michael Rosen’s top tips for performing poems and stories.

Then pick a space poem, it can be one we have looked at or written in the last two weeks or it can be a different one and rehearse and perform your poem.

We would love to see them and for you to upload a video or recording onto DB Primary

DB primary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV23xoZRkI

 

Spellings

Year 5/6 statutory words.

Upload your paragraph onto DB primary

DB Primary

 

Maths

Year 5 and Year 6

Shape

By the end of this unit, all children should be able to:

  1. regular and irregular 2D shapes;
  1. acute, obtuse and reflex angles;
  2. angles are measured in degrees;
  1. angles on a straight line and half a turn.

Lesson 1 – To estimate and compare angles.

Complete the L1 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 1 activity

 

 

Lesson 2 – To identify missing lengths and angles

Complete the L2 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 2 activity

Lesson 3 – To find angles (half turn)

Complete the L3 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 3 activity

Lesson 4 – To find angles (whole turn)

Complete the L4 activity

Extension task available

Website

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded Loom video before answering the Lesson 4 activity

Lesson 5 –

L5 activity - Fluency

Website

DB Primary

 

Live lessons:

Thurs 10:30

Topic

Science

Session 1: What does it take to be an astronaut?

Watch the Loom video: Time Peake

Take the quiz: Becoming an Astronaut

Complete the task: Astronaut team

DB Primary

 

Watch the NASA Space Place videos:

How do we launch things into space? Mars in a minute: How do you get to Mars?

Then design a rocket that you would use to get to Mars.  Think about what you might need to take and the space you will need.

You even build your rocket?  Can you launch it?

DB Primary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2FFtPPM3iY&feature=youtu.be

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYJsMBabjVY&feature=youtu.be

 

Watch the Oak Academy lesson: Who is Katherine Johnson.

Complete the tasks and share your work of DB Primary:

  1. Story the main events in her life
  2. Carry out your own trajectory experiment

Oak Academy

DB Primary

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-is-katherine-johnson-61gpar

 

Safer Internet Day

Join Mrs Waterfall for a live session introducing Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 9th February 10:30am)

Look for the fun activities that have been set on Purple Mash

Teams

DB Primary

Purple Mash

 

Advertising – What are adverts?  Why do we have them? Where would you see or hear them?
Advertising Quiz

Purple Mash

 

Fake or Fact?  Article 1

Read the article about an ancient discovery and decide whether the article is factual or not.

Purple Mash

 

Fake or Fact?  Article 2

Read the article about Earth, and then decide if the article is factual or not.

Purple Mash

 

Fake or Fact?  Article 5

Read the article about the possibility or life on the moon, and then decide if the article is factual or not.

Purple Mash

 

Email authenticity.

Create a poster to inform others of clues to look for when checking the authenticity of emails.

Purple Mash

 

Well-being Wednesday

Join your class teacher in a class catch-up

Teams

Weds 1:30

 

Q&A Drop in sessions

Optional

Join the teachers in an optional class question and answer session

Teams

Tues 1:30

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Mr Page’s challenge – sports page

YouTube

DB primary

 

School Council challenge

This week, millions of people will be getting ready to celebrate Chinese New Year on the 12th February. People will eat lots of food, enjoy fireworks, wear special clothes and hang red lanterns to mark the occasion.  

The Chinese New Year calendar has 12 years in a cycle. Each cycle is named after an animal, in a particular order. 

Find out how the animals of the Chinese Zodiac decided who would have which year named after them  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year 

Your challenge this week is to decide which animals would you have to represent each new year, and how would you decide their order.  You could draw a picture, write a story or design a challenge for your animals.  Send your ideas to kosmond@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org. 

 

Week Commencing 1st February

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021

Monday 1st February – Friday 5th February

We have listened to your feedback about home learning and have made some changes to the way we deliver our home-learning.  All Maths & English home learning tasks will be set daily and will be active for 3 days in order to give you an opportunity to complete them at your convenience.  This week, our Foundation subject will be Art and there will be 3 recorded sessions set on Monday for you to complete during the week.  Next week, our focus will be on another foundation subject.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Mrs Osmond, Mrs Broad and Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location

or

learning platform

Self-evaluation

Reading

Just the Beginning Chapter 1

Complete online multiple-choice questions

Write about friendship – what is special about this friendship?

Why has it stood the test of time?

Purple Mash

 

 

 

Just the Beginning Chapter 2

Complete online multiple-choice questions

Purple Mash

 

Cosmic Guided Reading

Chapter 8 – You like it when you get there?

Recorded Chapter

DB primary

 

Chapter 9 – Hello lucky Winners

Live lesson Friday 5th February 10:30

Complete Comprehension tasks

Writing

Join Miss Penman for the live lesson at 10:30am to hear the end of the story and then write a book review of the book.  You can choose how you present this.

Teams

DB Primary

 

Watch the PowerPoint called Figurative language on the English page.  Then complete the quiz identify examples of different types of figurative language.

DB primary

 

Join Miss Penman for a live lesson at 10am to explore the poem Six Ways to Look at the Moon by Pie Corbett.  Then answer the questions in full sentences in the task called Six Ways to Look at the Moon.

Team

DB primary

 

Pick a celestial body, you could choose a planet, the sun or even a meteor and write a series of metaphors to describe it.  Aim for eight metaphors considering its different aspects or characteristics.

DB primary

 

Using your metaphors from yesterday’s lesson, write a poem in the style of Pie Corbett’s Six Ways to Look at the Moon.  It should follow the same structure as discussed in Wednesday’s lessons.

DB primary

 

Spellings

Homophones (words that sound the same, but have different spellings)

Upload your paragraph onto DB primary

DB Primary

 

Maths

Multiplication & Division

Maths

Year 6

Percentages

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-2-number-decimals/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

Lesson 1 - Watch the video titled ‘Understand Percentages’

Complete the L1 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/492101741

 

Lesson 2 –

L2 activity - Fluency

Website

DB Primary

Maths of the Day: Pitch Percentages - BBC Bitesize

Lesson 3 – Watch the video titled ‘Fractions to percentages’

Complete the L3 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/492449530

 

Lesson 4 –

L4 activity - Fluency

Website

DB Primary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/guardians-mathematica

Lesson 5 – Watch the video titled ‘Equivalent fractions, decimals & percentages’

Complete the L5 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/492474663

 

Live lessons:

Tues 10:30, Thurs 10:30

Maths

Year 5

Multiplication & Division

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-2-number-multiplication-division/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Lesson 1 – Watch the video titled ‘Divide 2-digits by 1-digit’

Complete the L1 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488870720

 

 

Lesson 2 –

L2 activity - Fluency

Website

DB Primary

http://www.math-play.com/Division-Millionaire/division-millionaire-game_html5.html

Lesson 3 - Watch the video titled ‘Divide 3-digits by 1-digit’

Complete the L3 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/492054040

 

Lesson 4 –

L4 activity - Fluency

Website

DB Primary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/guardians-mathematica

Lesson 5 – Watch the video titled ‘Divide 4-digits by 1-digit’

Complete the L5 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/492054136

 

Live lessons:

Tues 10:30, Thurs 10:30

Maths Fluency

Flash back Week 5, day 2

DB Primary

 

Flash back Week 4, day 4

DB Primary

 

Topic

Art

Join Mrs Waterfall in 3 pre-recorded lessons

Lesson 1- To collect visual information to help develop ideas

about the environment.

Lesson 2 - To compare ideas, approaches and methods in the

work of a variety of artists.

Lesson 3 - To look at how artists use perspective and investigate

ways of recreating images accurately.

DB Primary

 

Well-being Wednesday

Join your class teacher in a class catch-up

Live stream

Weds 1:30

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Mr Page’s challenge – sports page

YouTube

DB primary

 

School Council challenge

This week's school council challenge is to make and send a card to a friend.

 

Send a Card to a Friend Day - 7th February 2021end a C

Everyone loves and appreciates their friends, and we all just assume that they know how much we care and that we are always thinking about them. Sadly, many of our friends will experience loneliness and feel under appreciated from time to time. That’s just how life goes. That’s why Send a Card to a Friend Day exists, and why year after year it is so popular!

A small gesture that we may not think make any difference could actually make our friends day. All it takes is a cute little card with a nice personal message in it to put a smile on their face. This could be an e-card that you send to them online,  or better yet, a home made one that oozes thoughtfulness, ideal for your extra special besties. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on celebrating your friendships on this special day!

Home Learning January 2021 Archive
 

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021

Monday 25th January – Friday 29th January

All home learning tasks will be set on a Monday and this will be active until the following Wednesday (10 days for completion). New tasks will be set every Monday.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Mrs Osmond, Mrs Broad and Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location

or

learning platform

Self-evaluation

Reading

The Sleeping Volcano Chapter 4

Complete online multiple choice questions

Purple Mash

 

The Sleeping Volcano Chapter 5

Complete online multiple choice questions

Purple Mash

 

The Sleeping Volcano Chapter 6

Complete online multiple choice questions

Purple Mash

 

Cosmic Guided Reading

Chapter 6 – My planet Panda Pop - Live lesson Tuesday

Complete Comprehension tasks

DB primary

 

Chapter 7 - I am on Hold – live lesson Friday

Complete Comprehension tasks

Writing

Join Miss Penman for the live session at 10:30am Following the lesson, create an image that represents one of the blankets. Complete the task called Blanket Image on DB Primary

Teams

DB Primary

 

In the story the stony-eyed stranger tries the ocean’s blanket, the forest’s blanket, the mountain’s blanket and the earth’s blanket. What blanket might he try next? Think about other habitats that he might try and choose one. Create a thought shower of all of the things you might find there, remember to use your senses. Complete the task called Blanket Ideas on DB Primary

DB primary

 

Join Miss Penman for the live session at 10am Following the live session, design your own blanket for the princess, you can use whatever you have around the house but think about the colours and textures you might find within the blanket. Then annotate it with descriptive words and phrases. Try to include: your senses, adverb adjective, paired adjectives and figurative language. Complete the task called Blanket Design on DB Primary.

Team

DB primary

 

This is the description of one of the blankets from the book: He came into the bedchamber and tossed a huge blanket over her. The blanket was coarse and spiky and, as the princess tried to push it off, it scratched at her arms and hands, drawing blood. It was roughly woven in blacks and browns and dark greens. The blanket smelled mossy and damp, and the Princess saw that it was patterned with ancient trees and birds of prey, embroidered with dark undergrowth and small, wild creatures. “The forest’s blanket,” he said. There was darkness in the blanket; there were frightening shadows. There were brambles and snakes. The blanket clawed at her and she felt faint. Write a description of the blanket you have designed as if it was the next blanket the stranger gave to the princess. Complete the task called Blanket description on DB Primary

DB primary

 

Listen to the next part of the story, what do you think will happen next? Remember to use what has happened in the story so far to justify your ideas. Complete the task called Prediction on DB Primary

DB primary

 

Spellings

Rare GPC (grapheme, phoneme correspondence) Upload your paragraph onto DB primary

DB Primary

 

Maths

Multiplication & Division

Maths

Year 6

Multiplication & Division

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/resources/year-6/spring-block-1-decimals/

Lesson 1 - Watch the video titled Divide decimals by integers’ and then complete the L1 activity.

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/490691239

 

Lesson 2 - Watch the video titled ‘Division to solve problems’ and then complete the L2 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/490691954

 

Lesson 3 – Watch the video titled  ‘Decimals as fractions’ and then complete the L3 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/490693175

 

Lesson 4 – Watch the video titled ‘Fractions to decimals 1’ and then complete the L4 activity

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/491237616

 

Friday Maths Challenge:

https://nrich.maths.org/5632

Website

DB Primary

 

 

Live lessons:

Tues 10:30, Thurs 10:30

Maths

 

Multiplication & Division

Year 5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-2-number-multiplication-division/

Lesson 1 – Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 2-digits by 2-digts’ and then complete the Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits task on DB Primary

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488553863

 

Lesson 2 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits’and then complete the Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits task on DB Primary

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488555095

 

 

Lesson 3 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits (basic practice)’ and then complete the Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits task on DB Primary

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488667737

 

 

Lesson 4 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits’ then complete the Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits task on DB Primary

Website

DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488668598

 

 

Friday Maths Challenge:

https://nrich.maths.org/5573

Website

DB Primary

 

Maths Fluency

Flash back Week 4, day 1

DB Primary

 

Flash back Week 4, day 2

DB Primary

 

Flash back Week 4, day 3

DB Primary

 

Flash back Week 4, day 4

DB Primary

 

Science

Watch the lesson from Oak Academy: How have our ideas about the universe changed over time. Share the activities from the lesson through the task named: Our understanding of the universe on DB Primary Oak Academy DB Primary

Oak Academy DB Primary

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-have-our-ideas-about-the-universe-changed-over-time-69h68d?from_query=moon

Join Miss Penman for the live lesson on Wednesday at 1:30pm: How is day and night created on Earth? Following the live lesson draw and label diagram that shows your understanding of how day and night is created. Complete the task called Day and Night on DB Primary Teams DB Primary

Teams DB Primary

 

 

DB Primary

 

Topic

Geography

Join Mrs Broad in a live lesson

Looking at the risks and benefits of living near a volcano. Sort statements into advantages and disadvantages of living near a volcano.  Justify your thinking.  DB primary Georgraphy.

Live stream
Mon 1:30

 

Topic

RE

Join Mrs Waterfall in an RE session to introduce our current key question:  Is anything ever eternal?

Live stream

Thurs 1:30

 

Topic

PSHE

Join Mrs Waterfall in a loom recording of our next PSHE session

DB Primary

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Mr Page’s challenge – sports page

YouTube

DB primary

 

School Council challenge

Monday 25th January is Burn's Night in Scotland.  It is an annual festival to celebrate the life of RobertBurns.  Watch the video to see who Robert Burns was.

As is it a Scottish festival, your challenge this week is to make some Scottish Tartan by weaving paper.  I have attached some instructions to help.  Email pictures of your work to kosmond@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxIBqpryG0

 

Week Commencing 18th January

All home learning tasks will be set on a Monday and this will be active until the following Wednesday (10 days for completion). New tasks will be set every Monday.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information. Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Mrs Osmond, Mrs Broad and Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location or   learning platform

Self-evaluation

Reading

The Sleeping Volcano Chapter 1 Complete online multiple choice

questions and Chapter 1 activity

Purple Mash DB Primary

 

The Sleeping Volcano Chapter 2 Complete online multiple choice questions and Chapter 2 activity

Purple Mash DB Primary

 

The Sleeping Volcano Chapter 3 Complete online multiple choice

questions and Chapter 3 activity

Purple Mash DB Primary

 

Reading

Cosmic

Listen to the story on live learning. Answer questions on chapters 4 and 5

DB Primary

 

Writing

Lesson 1 – Making a prediction  Use the image of the front cover to predict the genre and what might happen in the story. Make sure

you explain and justify your ideas

DB Primary

 

Lesson 2 – Join Miss Penman for a live lesson and then complete the explanation for the King on DB Primary

Teams

DB Primary

 

Lesson 3 – shades of meaning Watch the PowerPoint

Task on DB Primary

DB Primary

 

Lesson 4 - Join Miss Penman for a live lesson and then complete the

letter for the King on DB Primary

Teams

DB Primary

 

Lesson 5 – Identify word classes Watch the Oak Academy lesson

then select a passage from your

Website

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore- word-class-65k6ar?activity=video&step

 

reading book and classify the words within in under the headings: Noun, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and prepositions

 

 

Spellings

Rare GPC (grapheme, phoneme correspondence)

Upload your paragraph onto DB Primary

DB Primary

 

Maths

Multiplication & Division

Maths Year 6

Multiplication & Division

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/resources/year-6/spring-block-1-decimals/

Lesson 1 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000’ and then complete the L1 activity.

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/487198038

Lesson 2 - Watch the video titled ‘Divide by 10, 100 and 1000’ and

then complete the L2 activity

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488186549

Lesson 3 – Join Mrs Waterfall for a ‘live-stream’ lesson and then complete the L3 activity (Multiplication of Decimals A, B or C)

Website DB Primary

 

Lesson 4 – Watch the video titled ‘Multiply Decimals by Integers’ and

then complete the L4 activity

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/490690764

Friday Maths Challenge: https://nrich.maths.org/5714/index

Website DB Primary

 

Maths

Multiplication & Division

Year 5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-1-number-multiplication-division/

Lesson 1 – Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit’ and then complete the Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit task on DB Primary

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/486774671

Lesson 2 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit’ and then complete the Multiply 3-digits

by 1-digit task on DB Primary

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/486775113

Lesson 3 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 2-digits (area model)’ and then complete the Multiply 2-digits

(area model) 1st page of worksheet

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488075946

Lesson 4 - Watch the video titled ‘Multiply 2-digits (area model)’ and then complete the Multiply 2-digits

(area model) 2nd page of worksheet

Website DB Primary

https://vimeo.com/488076765

Friday Maths Challenge: https://nrich.maths.org/5714/index

Website DB Primary

 

Maths Fluency

Watch the video and then write out the square numbers from 1² to 12² For example:

1² = 1 x 1 = 1

2² = 2 x 2 =

3² =

Website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvjDpD_fLwA

 

Draw the array for 3 of these.

 

 

Then complete a series of quizzes that will appear as tasks on DB including a multiple choice quiz and a crossword

DB Primary

 

Science

Join Miss Penman for a live lesson to explore the difference between a star, planet and moon.

Then on DB Primary explain what the difference is between a plant,

start and moon.

Teams

DB Primary

 

Research the planets in our solar system and present your findings in a creative way. You may choose to focus on one specific planet or the solar system as a whole and present information on all of the

planets.

Upload your final piece onto DB Primary

 

Topic Geography

Join Mrs Waterfall/Mrs Broad in a live lesson to talk about the structure of the Earth and how and where volcanoes are formed.

Live stream DB Primary

 

Topic PSHE

Join Mrs Waterfall in a PSHE session to introduce our current

unit of ‘Dreams & Goals’

Live stream DB Primary

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

YouTube

 

School Council challenge

Interesting Fact:

The first escalator was for fun, rather than for practical purposes. It was installed at Coney Island in New York and ridden by 75000 people in it's first 2 weeks'.

Your challenge this week is to find your own interesting fact (that no-one else would know) and email your ‘interesting fact’ to Mrs Osmond – Class11@speenhmaland.newburyacademytrust.org by Thursday 21st January
 

 

Week Commencing 6th January

Wednesday 6th January – Friday 15th January

All home learning tasks will be set on a Monday and this will be active until the following Wednesday (10 days for completion). New tasks will be set every Monday.  Please note: due to the later start to this week, all tasks will run until Friday 15th January 3pm.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information
 
Mrs Waterfall – class9@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Penman – class10@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Mrs Osmond/Mrs Broad/Mrs Richardson – class11@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Task

Location

or

learning platform

Self-evaluation

Reading

Cosmic Task 1

Using the front cover and blurb answer the questions on DB Primary

DB Primary

 

Cosmic Task 2

Listen to Mrs Waterfall read Chapters 1 – 3 of Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and answer the questions that you will find on DB Primary

DB Primary

 

Writing

Persuasive Task One - Writing

Create a piece to persuade us to include a wide range of activities for you to complete during home learning

Remember to include:

  • Subject
  • Type of activities
  • PEE

DB Primary

 

Persuasive writing

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/healthy-food-persuasive-writing-2b8f

Watch Lesson 1: to understand the purpose of adverts making sure you complete the written sentences for your own understanding

Oak Academy

 

Watch lesson 6: to design a healthy snack

Oak Academy

 

Watch lesson 4: to develop a rich understanding of words associated with meals

Oak Academy

 

Watch lesson 10: design and write a TV advert

Share this on DB Primary

Oak Academy

DB Primary

 

Friday English Challenge:

Use your new understanding of persuasion, to persuade a member of your family to do something they would not normally do.

For example: join you in a Joe Wickes workout, eat a vegetable they wouldn’t normally eat

Share pictures of your success on the class blog on DB Primary

DB Primary

 

Spellings

Statutory Words (starting 11th January 2021)

Upload your paragraph onto DB Primary

DB Primary

 

Maths

Perimeter

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-11-measurement-perimeter-area/

Watch the video titled measure perimeter and complete the measuring perimeters activity on DB Primary (Green circle or yellow triangle)

Website

DB Primary

 

Watch the video titled perimeter of rectilinear shapes and complete the measuring perimeters year 6 activity on DB Primary (Red square)

Website

DB Primary

 

Friday Maths Challenge:

Pick a room in your house, find the perimeter and then draw a scale diagram

 

 

Watch the video titled calculate perimeter.  Pause the video at 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

In the forum on DB Primary, share why Ava is incorrect.

Then watch the rest of the video.

Website

DB Primary

 

Area

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-12-measurement-perimeter-area/

Watch the video titled area of rectangles

Complete the area of rectangles task on DB Primary

Website

DB Primary

 

Watch the video titled area of compound shapes

Complete the area of compound shapes task on DB Primary

Website

DB Primary

 

Friday Maths Challenge:

Pick a room in your house, find the perimeter and then draw a scale diagram.  Using your scale diagram to find the area of the room.

 

 

Maths Fluency

Maths Fluency Week 1: 2021!

Answer the questions about the number 2021

DB Primary

 

 

TTRS – complete the gig and then two of each studio, garage and sound check games each week

(Remember the link is on your DB Primary Class homepage)

Website

 

Science

Using the paint features on DB Primary, create an image that shows what you already know about our solar system.

DB Primary

 

Watch the following clip to learn the different names of the planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2twHNy9L8

Create a mnemonic to help you remember the names and share in in the DB Forum

YouTube

DB Primary

 

Create a scale model of the solar system

The following website will give you an idea of the size:

https://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html

On DB Primary there are some scaled down information

Share a photo and tell us how you did in on the Class Blog

Website

DB Primary

 

 

Topic

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjXSCumeqxo

Complete the to do on Purple Mash titled: Layers of the Earth

YouTube

Purple Mash

 

P.E.

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

YouTube

 

School Council challenge

To commence in Week 3

 

 

PM Pal Challenge

To commence in Week 3