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History

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:

William Shakespeare:

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.

Model One

Model Two

Create a collage of the characters in his famous plays.

Create comic strips showing the story of one of his famous plays.

Mary Anning:

One of the world's greatest fossil hunters.  Why not try making your own fossils? Click here for the link to find instructions.

Emmeline Pankhurst: 

The lady responsible for women being able to vote.  Find out about her and have a go at writing a speech for her!

Lord Nelson:

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!

Click here to download the activities.

 

 Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Activities 
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.

Click here for the link.

 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. 

Click here for the link to find out more.

Physical Activities

Continue to work on coding this term and develop your confidence at debugging programs if something doesn't work quite as you expect.  You can use this link to see different ones that you may like to use.
Khan Academy
Code Combat
Scratch
Code Monster
Blockly
Tynker
CodeMoji
Code.Org
CodinGame
Code Monkey

Non-screen activities

Have a look at this list of 41 things to do at home.  How many have you done already?  Which ones could you do this week?

Click here to download the list.

Science
 Our topic this term is plants.  We are looking particularly at how plants reproduce.  Please follow the activities in this order to learn about the parts of a flower and ways in which plants reproduce.
1st activity: What do you know about parts of a plant already?
2nd and 3rd activities: Watch the 2nd programme of Let's go live: Gardening Week' This is all about daffodil dissection and will give you a chance to see the parts of a flower which you will learn about.  Why not have a go at dissecting a flower yourself?
Then use what you have found out, and the Powerpoint to help you, to label the parts of a flower.
BBC Bitesize also has a good clip to help with this. Click here for the link.
4th activity: Become familiar with the pollination process!  Click on the link to BBC bitesize for some clips which will help to explain plant reproduction.
Now have a look at the Powerpoint which gives more detail then have a go at the activity.
5th activity: Seeds and seed dispersal
Watch this BBC Bitesize clip about seed dispersal.  Can you create a poster to show what you found out?
6th activity: Potato experiment - How to make a potato plant in a water cup
Give this experiment a go! Click here for more information.
Ongoing project: to begin now or when you have finished the pollination process and seed dispersal activities:
My garden project: A chance to create an information pack about your own garden as well as improve your identification of plants and trees.
This is a perfect opportunity to do some plant growing yourself if you haven't done so already! Why not have a go at growing vegetables or plants in your garden? Have a look at the outdoor activities packs for ideas.
Here are some games you could play with your family  linked to learning parts of flowering plants:
LOOP CARDS WITH PICTURES
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.
LOOP CARDS WITH DEFINITIONS
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.
MATCHING PAIRS
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.
 BUILD A FLOWERING PLANT
Use dice to help you build a flowering plant. Print out the instructions sheet and 3 pages with the different parts you need to 'win' by rolling the dice.
As above, but involving colouring!
What would happen if different parts of a flowering plant weren't there?  Can you explain?
NEW!!!  For our final activities linked to plants, we are going to focus on leaves.  Have a look at these activities and develop your observational skills as well as using leaves to create some interesting artwork.
Find out some interesting scientific facts, find the answers to puzzling scientific questions and research famous scientists on this website. Click on the link below.

Art

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!

Indian Art 1

Indian Art 2

African Art 1

African Art 2

Indian animals colouring pages

Rainforest - complete the picture

Chinese art

Origami

South American Art Lesson 1

South American Art Lesson 2

South American Art Lesson 3

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.

Click here for the link.

 

 

SUMMER TERM 2020

Maths and English continue to be updated weekly; please click on the link to find details of activities set. Other subjects have activities for a number of weeks, some which need to be followed in the given order; for others you can choose which order you complete them.  

Scroll down to find History, Geography, Art, Science, RE, Music, Computing and PE information.  Keep checking to see if anything new has been added.

Weekly Challenge

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

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:

What is a minute?

Time cards

Units of time

Set A and B Units of time

2nd activity: Finding the duration of events

Straightforward

More challenging

3rd activity: Comparing the duration of events

Straightforward

More challenging

4th activity: Using timetables

Click here for the tasks which can be done in any order.

5th activity: Converting units of time

Click here for the tasks.

Apply what you know with these investigations:

Calendar sorting

More maths investigations linked to time

 Year 6 SATs questions

Real challenge!

Go on a Virtual day trip or holiday

 

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.

Stage 1 - half hour

Stage 2 - quarter past, quarter to

Stage 3 - 5 minute intervals

Stage 4 - 1 minute intervals

Stage 5 - converting analogue to digital 12 hour clock

Stage 6 - more complex analogue to digital

Stage 7 - 24 hour clock

Stage 8 - analogue to digital 24 hour clock

Maths investigations

Two clocks investigation

Year 6 questions

Click here for a link to some great games to practise telling the time.

 

 

Times tables

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.

 Multiplication investigations

Confident with your times table? Test your knowledge with these investigations.

 Click here to download the investigations.

Multiplication Square jigsaw

Shape x shape challenge

Integers to 10 investigation

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!

Click here for Speedy tables sheets

Times table rockstars

Use this brilliant website to become more automatic with your times tables facts.

Click here for the link.

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!

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Magic Squares

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.

IXL maths and English

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.

Round three dice

Four-digit targets

Geography

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.  

Continents and Oceans

Using an atlas

Time zones (optional)

Flags of the world

Mini project

 

There are also some great games and quizzes to try which you can access by clicking on the links below.

Mapping the world - BBC Bitesize

Fun Geography Quizzes

Flags of the world Quiz

 

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.

Japan

India

Australia

Canada

United States of America

Kenya

 

Music

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.

Keep Calm and Make Music

Musical ideas Keep Calm and Make Music - Sound Seekers

Keep Calm and Make Music - Rhythm of Life

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!

Click here for the link.

RE

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.

Inspirational people


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. 

Wellbeing

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.

Click on this link to download the pack.

English

English focus - weeks beginning 6.7.2020 and 13.7.2020

Updated for week beginning 13.7.2020

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.  

Yellow group

Orange group

Blue group

Green group

 

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.

Yellow group

Orange group

Blue group

Green group

 

Use the ways on this sheet to practise them if you would like to: 

Fun ways to practise your spellings

 

If you want to look at the whole list and see how many you know, please do so.

Click here for Year 3,4 list.

Click here for Year 5,6 list.

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.

Click here for the link.

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.

David Walliams

Roald Dahl

Michael Morpurgo

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.

Fronted adverbials Powerpoint

Fronted adverbials task - straightforward

Fronted adverbials task - challenge

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.

ISPACE powerpoint

ISPACE task

 

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.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

 

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.

Click here to download the document

 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.

  1. Correct the sentences
  2. Punctuation
  3. Spelling errors
  4. Uluru - proof-reading passage of writing

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.

Click here to download.

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

Booklists - Suggested reading

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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?

Click here to download a list of activities.

 

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?

Audio books
Hampshire Library  offers free eBooks and eAudiobooks. Through this link you can access the eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Hampshire Library

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!  

Grammar practice

Explore these games to practise your grammar. Click here for the link.

Creative writing

Get your imagination going with these writing topics!  I would love to read your wonderful ideas. 

Click here to download the subjects.

Click here for some more subjects to inspire your writing.

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.

Click here to download the challenges.

 

 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.