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Over the next six weeks or so, enjoy finding out about famous people in history who lived or were born in Britain. Use whatever ways you wish to show what these people were famous for.
You might decide to use Lego, junk modelling, collage, comics, cartoons, playscripts, speech writing - or other ideas you have!
BBC bitesize has good information on some famous British people. Click here for the link.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Find out about the famous playwright and the amazing plays he wrote which are still so popular today. Click here for information about Shakespeare
Make a model of the Globe Theatre. There are two examples here for you to print and use if you wish or you could use your own ideas.
Create a collage of the characters in his famous plays.
Create comic strips showing the story of one of his famous plays.
One of the world's greatest fossil hunters. Why not try making your own fossils? Click here for the link to find instructions.
The lady responsible for women being able to vote. Find out about her and have a go at writing a speech for her!
The victor of the Battle of Trafalgar! Find out about Lord Nelson's famous ship, HMS Victory, and have a go at making a model of it yourself.
There are lots of other famous people you could find out about such Winston Churchill or Florence Nightingale. See where your research takes you!
NEW!!! Final Science activities for this term
To complete our Science this term, have a go at these great activities. There is a variety of topics for you to choose from; thank you to Mrs Moritz for finding these. It would be great to see any photos of completed experiments!
Here is a range of activities that have been put together that you can do with your child outdoors. They can collect parts from walks that you may go on (which we do encourage) or just from the garden. Give some a go! If you get a chance, you could take some photos and send them to the school office!
Outdoor Learning Pack
The Woodland Trust has an excellent website with suggestions of activities to enjoy in your garden. Click here for the link.
The Scouts Organisation has a lot of good suggestions for things you can enjoy if you are stuck indoors.
The South Downs National Park Authority has some brilliant ideas for outdoor activities and activities linked to nature and the local area. Click here for the link.
There are some brilliant activities linked to the outdoors and nature on The Wildlife Trust website - from making an edible pond to watching webcams of peregrine falcons.
Perins School is kindly sending a new programme out each week for you to take part in and record your scores - how much can you improve each week?
Other ideas for keeping active:
Energetic Jump Start Jonny
Relaxing Jump Start Jonny
Smiling Mind App
iMoves (free, just need to sign up!)
Change 4 Life
My Activity Passport
NHS Get Active Your Way
Active Kids Do Bette
These cards have names on the left but the picture on the right does not match with the name. Cut the cards out but don’t separate the names from the pictures. The design of the game means that you can start with any word and match it with the correct picture on another card so that when all the cards are put down in a sequence the cards form a loop. The coloured part of the picture shows what word to match with.
Play this game on your own or with your family.
These cards have names on the left but the definitions on the right does not match with the name. Cut the cards out but don’t separate the names from the definitions. The design of the game means that you can start with any word and match it with the correct description on another card so that when all the cards are put down in a sequence the cards form a loop.
Play this game on your own or with your family.
Print out 2 copies of these cards. You may need to stick them on another piece of paper to make sure the pictures and words don’t show through!
Separate the words and pictures and turn all the cards face down. Choose 1 from the words section and one from the pictures section. If they match, keep the pair. If they don’t match, turn both cards over and have another go.
If you are playing with a partner, the winner is the person with the most pairs.
Our Art this term is linked to the Geography theme of around the world. Have a look at these ideas for art projects from different areas around the world. It doesn't matter what order you try them.
I would love to see photos of what you have created!
NEW!!! Have a look at the artwork of famous artists and try creating your own versions of their famous pieces of art.
Click here for challenge cards linked to lots of different famous artists, such as Picasso, Mondrian and Van Gogh.
NEW!!! Get creative with these great art projects which Mrs Moritz has found.
Click here for the challenge cards.
Continue drawing with Rob - why not have a look if you haven't yet done so?
Draw with Rob
Mrs Moritz has found a website with some excellent resources for learning how to draw different things.
AUTUMN TERM 2020
Owls class has settled in brilliantly to the new term. We know that this is going to be a difficult time as people cope with waiting for tests or isolating in the case of a bubble going down.
If you are at home, and are well enough to do school work, please do have a look at the English, Maths and other activities below to make sure you don't miss out on your learning.
English and Maths booklets will be updated every two weeks. Spellings will be added each week, as well as any other homework tasks routinely sent home.
Please click on the links below to download the activities.
Each week we have a weekly challenge that you can take part in if you wish.
This week, have a conversation with your family about the last year and the school year coming up.
Think about your last year at school or what you have done as part of home learning. What have you enjoyed? What have you found challenging? What are you really proud of?
Then think about what you are looking forward to when you move into Year 5 or 6 or move to secondary school. School trips? SATS?! Holidays you might be going on as a family? Meeting new people?
Enjoy time to chat!
Maths focus - week beginning 27.4.2020
If you wish to continue with this focus before moving to money activities, please do.
1st activity: Different units of time:
2nd activity: Finding the duration of events
3rd activity: Comparing the duration of events
4th activity: Using timetables
5th activity: Converting units of time
Apply what you know with these investigations:
Up for another challenge?! How about making your own simple sand timer using a plastic bottle? Click here to download instructions.
Or how about finding out about how telling the time has changed through history? How did people tell the time before clocks were invented? When were clocks first used?
Have a look in the section from last week for the link to some great games for practising telling the time.
Telling the time
If this is something you wish to continue to work on, please do!
Each stage has a number of tasks to work through. The sheets move from practice to applying what you have learnt with reasoning and problem solving.
There is also a folder of Maths investigations linked to time and for Year 6, some SATs style questions.
Click here for a link to some great games to practise telling the time.
Keep working on speeding up your times tables knowledge by practising your times tables every day. If you are confident with them, complete a multiplication investigation each day.
Confident with your times table? Test your knowledge with these investigations.
Times tables practice
How well do you know your times tables? Work through these Speedy Tables challenges and see how far you can get. Don't worry if you'd rather not time yourself!
Times table rockstars
Use this brilliant website to become more automatic with your times tables facts.
Other Maths resources
White Rose Maths Home Learning
White Rose Maths provides a number of resources which we often use in school. To help during school closures, a series of lessons for each year group is being put online to provide activities for children along with video clips to help understanding. Please click on the links below to access these resources. New lessons will come online each week, so please keep an eye out!
Can you use your problem solving skills to find the missing numbers in these magic squares?
Click here for the link and then choose the level you are happy with. Challenge yourself to work through the levels.
Click on the link below to practise different Maths and English skills.
Maths games to play with a partner
Click on this link to the nrich website which has some great games to play with a partner to practise your maths and reasoning skills.
More Maths puzzles!
Use your place value and rounding skills in these puzzles.
In Geography this term we are going to get to know our world. We will develop our knowledge of the continents and oceans and then create a mini project focusing on countries in each of the continents. Please follow the activities in the order below. All the resources you need should be found by clicking on the link.
Time zones (optional)
There are also some great games and quizzes to try which you can access by clicking on the links below.
Last year, there was a brilliant BBC series called Seven Worlds, one planet. Click on this link to go to a great website associated with the series. There is a section called Earth Kids which would be good to explore.
This would give you a great deal of information about nature in the different continents. Why not see if you can watch the series? It is suitable for 9 years and older, although I would like you ask your parents to check it first. Nature can be cruel!
NEW!!! Find out about latitude and longitude with BBC Daily Teach. Click here for the link.
NEW!!! 3D Geography has information about specific countries and activities related to that particular country. Click on the country you are interested in for videos, information and activities.
In the Hall of the Mountain King is a famous piece of music by Edvard Grieg. Click here to download a powerpoint with activities linked to the music as well as a chance to watch it being performed.
Create musical instruments out of things you have in your house or garden. These PowerPoints give you different activities you can do to develop your music skills.
Out of the Ark Music produce some of the wonderful Nativity Plays we enjoy performing each year. During the school closures, the company is selecting a song a day to be put on the website for you to learn and sing along with. One of our favourites, 'Living and Learning' is one of the songs!
What does inspirational mean? Who is inspirational to us? The questions and activities in this PowerPoint encourage you to consider these questions.
Each slide is an activity for one session.
To keep the children's religion education going. Mrs Moritz has found a project that promotes peace and love. It is called 'The Peace Pole Project'. It is the world famous symbol for hopes and dreams.
You can learn about what it is here.
You can find out more by visiting their website.
You can make a 3D version here.
Life at the moment is very different and this can be very scary and worrying. This pack aims to help you understand that these are totally normal feelings to have and gives you techniques and activities to deal with them.
Updated for week beginning 13.7.2020
Updated for week beginning 29.6.2020
There are no new spellings set for the week beginning 13.7.2020
Spellings - for week beginning 6.7.2020
This will be the last week of spellings set this term, again focusing on the KS2 National Curriculum words.
Spellings - for week beginning 29.6.2020
Here are the new spellings to learn for this week. Over the next half term we will be focusing on the spellings set in the National Curriculum for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6. We concentrate on them all throughout your time in Owls Class so it doesn't matter which set of spellings you are looking at whatever year you are in. You will have already learnt quite a few over the year in your spelling tests, so use this as revision as well.
Please practise them each day and ask someone to test you on Friday.
Make sure you check the meanings of any words you don't know.
Use the ways on this sheet to practise them if you would like to:
If you want to look at the whole list and see how many you know, please do so.
Spelling board game
Click here for a board game to use to practise your spellings. You will need your group's list of spellings to play. Instructions included.
First News Newspaper
This newspaper, designed for children, is available to download for free during the school closures. I will do so each week and put it on the website for you to enjoy. It has some really interesting articles - look out for a mention about Marwell Zoo near Winchester - as well as puzzles to keep you busy!
Click here to download First News - 29.5.2020 edition
The Book of Hopes
Mrs Moritz has found details of this wonderful book, The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown.
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators. It is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
English focus - week beginning 27.4.2020
Continue your focus on biographies and autobiographies. The activities are planned to give you an idea of what is included in these and practise of using the features, then I would like you to write your own autobiography about your life so far. Please complete the activities in the order they are shown here and always choose the level at which you are most comfortable.
1st activity: Biographies of famous authors - there are 3 to choose from, with three levels of text and questions for each person.
2nd activity: Fronted adverbials - use the PowerPoint to remind you about these and then complete the activity linked to them. There are two levels of difficulty to choose from.
Extension: Remember ISPACE? Different ways to start sentences? This Powerpoint will take you through the different ways, then have a practice at using ISPACE yourself. Good revision for Year 6 and those of you who are confident writers.
3rd activity: Autobiographies -What is an autobiography? How is it different to a biography? What does it include?
Read the Powerpoint to find out about particular features of an autobiography and then use Matilda's autobiography to identify the different features. There are lots of levels to choose from - choose the level you are most comfortable with.
Next stage: Writing your own autobiography
Once you are confident with what features are in an autobiography, it's time to start thinking about writing your own. Use your family to help you gather the facts you might include.
This document will take you through the stages of writing your own autobiography. There are 5 stages to this, so it will take you some time if you put in the detail that is needed. Aim for one stage each session.
When you have finished, I would love to read your autobiography! Please send them to me and I can put them on the website.
Need to practise your proof-reading? Have a go at these tasks to help you before you create the final version of your autobiography. These are in order of difficulty, starting with the easiest.
Friday 1.5 Creative Writing
Use this image for your Creative writing this week. If you wish to complete all the sections of the file, please do. If you want to concentrate on your own piece of writing using the image as an idea, that's fine.
If you have not finished your autobiography, don't worry about this Creative Writing task.
Friday 24.4 Creative Writing
Click here to download a photo of an unknown place in the world. Decide where you think it is. Use the photo to create a piece of writing linked to it. You could choose:
- a diary entry of your holiday there
- a postcard home from your holiday
- a description of the place
- a story set in that place
or your own ideas.
Other English resources
Activities linked to reading
Use a book you are currently enjoying reading, or one you have enjoyed in the past to have a go at these activities. Can you create a new front cover? Which character are you most like? Can you create a cartoon strip of part of your book?
Hampshire Libraries Read at Home Challenge
Take part in this challenge by clicking on the link: how did you get on with reading 6 books over the holidays?
Audible books is making its resources free during the time of school closures. There is a large range of books to choose from to listen to.
Click on the link to visit the website and then click on Elementary for a good choice of books for Owls class age texts. Finley Daniels can thoroughly recommend the Minecraft book: The quest for the Diamond Sword!
Explore these games to practise your grammar. Click here for the link.
Get your imagination going with these writing topics! I would love to read your wonderful ideas.
Click here for the link for Pobble 365. There is a picture for every day of the year with ideas for writing topics. Go to 'Pick a day' at the top of the screen to choose an image.
30-day Lego challenge
Why not make a start at this Lego challenge during the holidays? There are some great challenges to try.
Virtual tours and trips
Can't go out visiting interesting places? Let them come to you! Enjoy virtual tours and trips from the comfort of your house with this list and links to amazing museums, exhibitions and webcams by clicking here.