Blended Learning: Dosbarth Caernarfon 04/01/21 – 17/01/21

Grow

Task 1: Reading

  • Read your home reading book or a book you are currently reading at home. Answer these comprehension questions with your grown-up:
  • When and where did the story take place?
  • What is the book about?
  • Can you think of another story with a similar theme?
  • How has the author use description to show how the character feels?
  • Which parts of the text could be improved?
  • If you were the main character, how would you have reacted to a situation in the story?
  • Make sure your grown-up signs your home reading book and bring it in on Fridays for me to sign.
  • Giglets – Read the books I have allocated you. Complete the HOTS and Reading Test tasks.

Task 2: Spelling

Go onto ‘Spelling Shed’ and practise the spellings set for you.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/

Task 3: Mental Maths

Play ‘Hit the Button’ on the Top Marks website and practise ‘Division Facts’ and ‘Number Bonds’ with decimals to make 10: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Bloom

Maths

We will be finding the area and perimeter of different simple shapes and compound shapes.  We will also be finding the volume using length x width x depth.  We will be using the long division chunking method to answer division problems and then we will use our multiplication knowledge to check our answers.

English

Our class book this half-term is ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ by Brian Mealer and William Kamkwamba.  I have bought the young readers edition if you would like to get a copy for yourself and get started 😊.  I chose this because our class project this half-term is ‘Breaking Boundaries’ and is all about ‘firsts’ and people who have broken boundaries to benefit others.  This book recounts the true story of a boy who broke boundaries to help others.  I hope you like it.  We will be writing explanations to explain to others how to do something or how something works.

RE

We are going to be learning about the books of the Bible and how to find particular books, chapters and verses.  Do you have a Bible in your house that you could familiarise yourself with?  If not, can you find information about how the Bible is organised online?  We will also be learning about the Dead Sea scrolls and the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.  What can you find out about these before we return to school?

Flourish

Task 1: Science

Learn about the forces needed for flight.  How do planes fly?  Research paper plane types and investigate which style flies the furthest.  Remember to make your investigation fair.  What one variable will you change?  What will you need to keep the same to make the investigation fair?  Be prepared to share your findings in class.

Task 2: Project

Begin to research something that is a first for humans or a person who changed the world. Examples could be the first flight, mission to space, climbing a mountain or exploring under the sea.  It could also be a person who was a hero in a war or a figure of someone who broke the boundaries in Black History.   We will continue to research this in school and record our work in lots of creative ways.

Task 3: Design Technology

As well as learning about humans breaking boundaries, we’re going to be learning about bridges that span boundaries.  Research the different bridge designs used in Newport that cross the River Usk.  What is it about their design that make them strong and able to withstand the test of time and heavy loads?  Can you create a model of your favourite bridge in Newport?  Take photos and upload them to SeeSaw.  Bring your models into school when we’re back 😊.

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