PENGELLY

Week Beginning

06-07-20

 

Welcome to another Monday of home learning. I hope you are all doing well. It was so lovely to see the children in our live sessions last week using Google classroom. If you have not yet managed to log on and join our online classroom, please do so as soon as possible. If there is a need to close the school again in the new academic year, I would like to move to our online classroom quickly to avoid any further interruption to the children’s learning.

Literacy – Reading and Writing

This week there is a reading comprehension on the Invictus Games to link to our Ancient Greek topic and see how things have altered into the 21st century.

There is also a writing task continuing from our mysterious letter that the children received last week. This will be a piece of instruction writing. The live lessons on Monday morning will be linked to this piece of writing to give the children a little more support when writing their own.

Maths

The maths this week will be continuing to use the White Rose Hub materials. However, the activity questions and answers will be available on the website for you to download instead of the White Rose website. You will still be able to videos in the same way. We are on week 4 w/c 11th May.

Year 3

Week 4: Multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Year 4

Week 1: Multiplying and Dividing Problem Solving.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

Geography – Compass Directions

This week’s Geography focus is on compass direction.

There is a PowerPoint for you to work through and then a selection of activities for you to complete if you wish. If the weather is good and you feel like talking a walk, there are some great compass apps where you can actually go outside and navigate you way around an obstacle, or enjoy a walk using the compass / compass app to record the compass directions and changes you make as you walk. You could also map the compass directions around inside your house with a different homemade obstacle course as well as lots of sit-down activities to work on.

 

Have a fab week everyone,

Mrs Gillam

Week Beginning

29-06-20

 

Welcome back everyone for another week of home learning.

 

Literacy – Reading and Writing

Our writing this week is going to about on a mysterious letter has arrived in the post, address to you. It is very strange and does not contain many details.

Your writing task is to write a letter back trying to persuade them mysterious sender to give you more information and the task you are about to be sent on.

See the PDFs to support you with this piece of writing.

Also, this week we are going to some work on Determiners. This is quite easy so do not panic. There are PowerPoints to use to help you and we have touched on this at school so they should have some idea. Go through the PowerPoints on Wednesday after the letter writing activity and then move onto the written activities the rest of the week. I think the children will be fine with this piece of learning.

 

Maths

Maths this week we are continuing to use the White Rose Hub website. This week we will be starting Summer Week 3, w/b 4th May. You might be pleased to see that we are having a change from fractions and looking at money for the Year 3s and formal multiplication methods for the Year 4s.

Year 3

Summer Week 3: Converting ponds and pence, adding and subtraction money and some multiplying by 3.

Year 4

Summer Week 3: Multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number and dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. The division will be new to the children so do not worry if they find these days slightly more difficult.

 

You are probably starting to see is how important the children’s knowledge of their times tables is. So, this week I am also going to add some times tables activities for the children to work on. Children seem to struggle to retain times tables knowledge so any activities are great, short, and often and quick-fire questions. By the end of year 4 the children are expected to know all their tables and be able to recall them in 6 seconds. A great website for this is hit the button. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Give it a go every day.

 

Geography – Map work

 

For the next few weeks, we are going to do some Geography work, starting with some map work. This week we are going to spend some time looking at and using maps. There is a mixture of activities for you do to including, drawing your own, walking on new routes using a map, creating your own fantast map of your perfect village, and exploring using Google Earth.

Hopefully, the weather will remain good so you can do some practical map work.

Please see more details of the attached PFD and PowerPoints to help you with the learning.

 

Have a fab week everyone,

Mrs Gillam

 

                                             

 

Week Beginning

22-06-20

 

Happy Monday morning everyone. I hope you've all had an enjoyable weekend.

A massive thank you and well done to everyone who has managed to activating their child's Google account and also getting your parent emails to me so I can also link you to our online classroom. I'm looking forward to arranging a meeting together later on this week when more of the class have joined. I'm not sure how we'll use the Google meetings for teaching quite yet and we need to take into account families that have more than one child and to what extend I can deliver some teaching. I'm sure we'll manage some thing creative that the children will enjoy and also give the children a chance to see each other again. 

However, for this week I will continue posting work here for you to continue working on and probably will continue for the rest of the year as well as some Google Meetings from me.

So this is the work for this week.

Literacy – Reading and Writing

This week we are going to do a piece of reading on the Olympics and a piece of writing.

There is a reading comprehension the history of the Olympic Games and then a short writing task on the opening ceremony. In this task we are again going to concentrate on creating atmosphere using adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials.

Maths

Maths this week we are continuing to use the White Rose Hub website. This week we will be starting Summer Week 2, w/b 27th April. Still towards the bottom of the Home Learning page.

Year 3

Summer Week 2: Add Fractions

Year 4

Summer Week 2: Round Decimals

 

History – Ancient Greek Olympics

This is our last week on our Ancient Greek topic.  We are going to finish by learning about the history of the Olympics.

Use the PowerPoints, PDF and videos to learn together how the Olympics started and what it looked like back in the Ancient Greek times.

One of our activity could be to make an Ancient Greek leaflet to advertise the Olympic games in the Ancient Greek times. Also, on the Ancient Greek pots often show moments from the Games. So you could also make an Ancient Greek pot  and paint it yourself showing one of these moments. I have provided you with an example of a leaflet.

Have a super week everyone,

Mrs Gillam

Week Beginning

15-06-20

 

Welcome back to another week of home learning. Hopefully you are all now settling back into a routine at home after half term. Lots of fun activities this week for everyone to sink their creative teeth into.

Literacy – Reading and Writing

This week we are going to revisit speech mark or as they are now called inverted commas. You have some simple writing tasks at the beginning of the week to help remind us how we use inverted commas and then a slightly longer fun writing activity at the end of the week based on a conversation between an Ancient Greek hero and a horrible monster.

There are PowerPoints for Monday and Wednesday to be used before the activities to help you. 

Maths

Maths this week we are continuing to use the White Rose Hub website. This week we will be starting Summer Week 1, w/b 20th April. Still towards the bottom of the Home Learning page.

Year 3

Summer Week 1: Equivalent Fractions (2)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Year 4

Summer Week 1: Make a Whole

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

History – Ancient Greek Theatre

I’m hoping this is going to be a fun activity for everyone to get involved with.

This week we are going to learning about the importance of Ancient Greek Theatre and how it all begun. Watch this video to start your learning how Greek Theatre began.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWmfltQOT8U    

There is a PDF with other video suggestions on the class page for you as well as well as more detail instructions to go with this task.

Have a good week everyone and remember, Dojo me if I can do anything else to support you.

Have a great week,

Mrs Gillam

Week Beginning

07-06-20

 

A very good morning to you all. I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Remember all of the work are suggestions and are not meant to add extra pressure to you all of home. Please complete what you can and feel able to do. I'm always at the end of a Dojo message if you need any extra support. The letter that is attached below contains more information, YouTube clip suggestions and photos to support you further. 

 

Literacy – Reading and Writing

This week there is a reading comprehension on the website, 6 levels to choose from. The story this week is on the Ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. You might not know the story, so everyone will be learning together :D

You then have a writing task this week, with the focus on letter writing. Pretend you are Theseus writing a letter back home to someone. You can choose at which point of the myth that you write the letter at. There is more information, an example and a marking ladder on the website to help you with the task further.

Maths

With Maths this week we are continuing to use the White Rose Hub website, Week 2. At the bottom of the year group on the Home Learning page.

Year 3

Week 2: Fractions on number lines, Fractions of groups of objects and Equivalent Fractions.

Year 4

Week 2: Dividing 2-digit numbers by 10 and more work on hundredths.

Remember you can always recap the videos from the week before if you need a reminder of the learning you have already done.

History – Ancient Greek Democracy

This week we are going to learning about the role the Greeks play in the development of idea of democracy. This could be quite a tricky concept for children to understand. There are lots of YouTube clips and PowerPoints for you to use on the letter and website. Then in Art in the Summer term, we would be concentrating on 3D artwork and fabric projects so let’s start with a 3D piece of Artwork connected to our History topic.

 

3D Artwork / History    

 

A nice activity is to make your own Pnyx, the assembly place where the government meetings took place. There is a PDF with more information and cards on the website of the people involved. You could add some carboard standing figures of these people with a little writing about each of them and their roles.

An extra task could be to write a booklet of information to go with your Pnyx, containing lots of information about it. You could also paint your model. Quite a few afternoons work if your take your time.

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful pictures of your work from this week. Keep sending them through.

Have a great week ,

Mrs Gillam

Week Beginning

01-06-20

 

Welcome back everyone. I hope you’ve had a wonderful half term. With such wonderful weather hopefully helping to make us feel a little better. Welcome to the final part of our school year with plenty left to learn. Here is the home learning for this week.

 

Literacy – Reading and Writing

This week we are going to refresh our learning on nouns, verbs and adverbs. Looking at identifying them as well as using them in sentences. Some words are tricky things because in one sentence they might be a noun and, in another sentence, the same word can be verb. We will be learning how adverbs can be used to express time. There are PowerPoints to help with all of this.

Maths

For a lot of the Maths in this term I am hoping to use the White Rose Hub Materials online. This is set out into a daily video and questions and answers for you to work through. I will also do my own video to start off this learning on Dojo. The White Rose Hub videos have really useful images to support the understanding in this topic which is why I have decided to use them. The children will be carrying on with some learning on Fractions that we were doing at school just before we closed.

 

History – Mythical Creatures and Monsters

This week we are going to be learning about Ancient Greek Mythical creatures. Have a look at the PFD for your activities and here are some useful websites as well.

I look forward to hearing about what you discover about these wonderful creatures.

Please read the accompanying letter for all the website links.

Mrs Gillam