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Kingfishers Home Learning 12th June

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 8:36am

 

Happy Friday everyone!


Well done to everyone who worked so hard again on your home learning this week - I am really impressed and proud of your efforts. So many of you have deserved Star of the Week this week however I can only choose one....

Star of the week this week is.....Layton!

Make sure to watch Mrs Forshaw's video to see who has been nominated in the Golden Book.

Tasks for today

  1. Read Theory x2
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)
  3. LBQ code –  cyv

Maths – Measuring angles at a point

Useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdAwUsf0k1s

 

SPAG –Y5/6 word classes

Useful links:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75gRVcKIFkY

 

 

  1. Writing task: Please submit your final piece of writing today.
  2. Foundation subject :  Humanities

The link to lesson 3 is below, please submit any work to the discussion feed or Seesaw -

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-the-worse-king-richard-i-or-john

Here is an example of Layton's work he posted to SeeSaw yesterday - 

Here is some more wonderful writing from Layton - 

Esmee has blown me away wit some independent science research this week, she has drawn the periodic table and listed the elements. She has also done some research ablout atoms.

Have a nice day and weekend everyone.

 

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 11th June

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 9:02am

Good morning everyone,

Make sure to check out the Head Boy/Head Girl application form which I added to SeeSaw, I definitely think a lot of you in Kingfishers would make great candidates. I hope that you managed to check out the Oak National Academy lessons I set and found them useful - I think they will be a welcome change after an LBQ-overdose!

Also, make sure you check out this weeks Throwback Thursday on the School Blog - by far the best one yet! I will be surprised and very impressed if anyone can get this one!

Tasks for today

  1. Read Theory x2
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)
  3. LBQ code –  qhr

Maths – Measuring angles

Useful link: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-angle/measure-angles/v/using-a-protractor

SPAG – Using commas

Useful links:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zc773k7

 

  1. Writing task:
  2. Foundation subject : 

The link to lesson 2 is below, please submit any work to the discussion feed or Seesaw -

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-responsible-for-the-death-of-thomas-becket

Have a nice day everyone.

 

Kingfishers Home Learning - 10th June

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 8:33am

Good morning everyone,

Well done to everyone who completed their tasks yesterday - I was very impressed with Maths in particular. I have introduced some new links today which I think will be extremely useful to you and which I think you will enjoy - so make sure you read the instructions carefully. I would like you all to try the foundation subjects lesson and upload to Seesaw and comment how you found it - did you enjoy it? Find it useful? etc.

 

HEAD BOY/HEAD GIRL APPLICATIONS

I have added the application format to Seesaw - make sure you read it carefully and use it to structure your writing. 

 

Tasks for today

  1. Read Theory or Reading Solutions x2
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)
  3. LBQ code –  zfe

Maths – Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size

Useful link: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-angle/basic-geo-angle-types/v/acute-right-and-obtuse-angles

SPAG – Active and passive voice

Useful links:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOoFlstyZm0

 

  1. Writing task:  Check Seesaw (Kingfishers) or the discussion feed for this week’s task.
  2. Foundation subject :  Schools around the country have recently been provided with some online lessons from the Oak National Academy. I will be posting a lot of these lessons in future for foundation subjects and literacy as they look amazing and will help get the best out of your learning at home. They will feature a full lesson from a teacher who will help explain things in more detail to you. I will set up a discussion feed for Doves and Eagles to submit their tasks to. Kingfishers will be able to submit their work to Seesaw.

 

The link to lesson 1 is below -

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/in-1066-who-was-the-rightful-heir-to-the-throne

 

Have a nice day everyone.

Kingfishers Home Learning June 9th

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 9:14am

Good morning everyone,

Sorry for the delay today – the internet was down in school and I have been on the yard this morning helping with school opening.

Thanks again to those of you who attempted your challenges yesterday especially those who attempted the (very difficult) Maths task. I accidentally set a task which I had intended to set later on in the unit – I appreciate that yesterday might have been challenging for some of you yesterday without the correct input – I’m very sorry about this! Considering this, I think that you all made a fantastic effort and I was impressed that a lot of these difficult questions were still completed.

 

Important information for Year 5 Children!

We are looking to appoint a new Head Boy and Head Girl to assist Mrs Forshaw and Miss Whalley with certain aspects of school life. Do you think you have what it takes? Look at the job description below and apply in writing to Miss Whalley.

Read the discussion feed to find out how to apply, what to include in your letter of application and when the deadline is. 

Please note: this work is additional to your home learning. Your writing task (British Wildlife) must also be completed. 

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Tasks for today

  1. Read Theory x2
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)
  3. LBQ code –  wca

 

Maths – https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-angle/basic-geo-angle-types/v/acute-right-and-obtuse-angles

SPAG – Fronted adverbials,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3

  1. Writing task
  2.  Spellings
  3. Afternoon topic web work or Science LBQ task.

Kingfishers Home Learning 8th June

Date: 7th Jun 2020 @ 8:30pm

Good morning everyone - I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. 

I have had a busy weekend preparing for school tomorrow so I have not had chance to reply to all of your stories yet - I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you so much to those of you who submitted your writing on Friday, your efforts are appreciated and the quality is excellent. I will be honest that I was slightly surprised and disappointed that only 7 people submitted writing this week, let's try and increase that this week please. It is really important that you try to complete all tasks where possible, you will be moving into a very important year at school in September and it is important that this time is not wasted. 

Here are just two examples of work from Jacob and Esmee that I enjoyed reading - I will post more in the week ahead. 

Your tasks for today - 

 

1) Read Theory x 2

2) TT rockstars 20 mins

3) LBQ code - ent

Maths - Acute, obtuse and reflex angles. See the link below to refresh your knowledge. Sory for the lack of videos recently - I have been in school a lot over the past few weeks helping get the school prepared. I will try to post them as soon as I can.  

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-angle/basic-geo-angle-types/v/acute-right-and-obtuse-angles

SPAG - Revision assessment - this will be a recap on all Y5/6 SPAG, it will let me see if we have made any progress from the last time you have attempted this and will help me plan for the future.

4) Writing task - Please check SeeSaw for your writing task instructions. If you do not know your SeeSaw login please contact the office.

5) Afternoon homework web activities - upload to SeeSaw.

or Science LBQ task.

Kingfishers Home Learning 5th June

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 8:55am

Friday again - it feels like the weeks are flying by at the moment. Yesterday was one of our best days yet in regards to task completion percentage. I was also impressed/curious to see how many people completed the Science LBQ in comparison to how many submissions I was receiving on SeeSaw for homework web tasks - if you do not know your SeeSaw login details can you please email the office and I can send you them over ASAP. It is a requirement that you know these details as SeeSaw will make up a huge part of your home learning from now on.

Tasks for today - 

1) Read theory x 2

2) Spelling test - submit to SeeSaw.

3)LBQ tasks - udy

Maths -  final challenge on multiplying by x10,100,1000

Today you will be moving up to multiplying and dividing by 1000. This will mean a 3 place jump to the left for multiplying and a 3 place jump to the right for dividing.

 

English - formal and informal language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdKYl8Tg_FQ

I have included another Science LBQ task about the Solar System for those who require it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=libKVRa01L8

4) Written task to be submitted today - this, along with the LBQ tasks and reading, is one of your most important tasks of the day. There are a group of people who consistently complete this every week. It is really important we keep up our writing whilst at home. I would like to see more submissions today and moving forward please!

5) Homework web - use the homework web to completer a task and upload to SeeSaw or alternatively complete the Science LBQ task.

Star of the Week

There are so many of you who deserve this award however I have chosen Dennis this week - he has really stood out to me recently and I can tell that he is trying really hard at home. Every day, when I check the LBQ tasks, I can see that Dennis has been up early and made a great start to his learning - well done Dennis, keep it up! I am very proud.

Check out the Headteacher's Award video to see who was nominated this week.

Well done on another hard working week - I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

 

Mr Horsley 

 

 

Kingfishers Home Learning 4th June

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 9:00am

Good morning everyone, thankyou to those who completed all tasks yesterday. I was impressed with the quality of work - particularly in Maths.

Make sure you check out Miss Fairhurst's Thrownback Thursday today and submit your answers. Use the link below to go straight there.

https://www.thegates.bolton.sch.uk/blog/throwback-thursday---guess-who/52087

1) Read theory x 2

2) Times Tables Rockstars (20 mins)

3) LBQ code - wvq

SPAG - Punctuating dialogue 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk

Maths - multiplying numbers mentally

The trick for multiplying numbers mentally is to use your times tables knowledge to make related facts. For example if 3 x 4 = 12, then 3 x 40 =120.   

You could then answer 3 x 39 by completing 3 x 40 then subtracting a 4. 

4) Writing task - Log omnto SeeSaw to see todays task

 

5) Afternoon topic web - 

Check out Esmee's diary entry from the perspective of Derek Redmond. Here is the video clip of Derek Redmond's famous effort during the olympics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2G8KVzTwfw

Kingfishers Home Learning 3rd June

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 8:54am

Good morning Kingfishers.

The tasks for today are:

1) Read theory x 2

2) Times Tables Rockstars (20mins)

3)LBQ code - kye

Maths - multiplying and divididing by 10,100,100 (This will be moving on from the previous two days work and will now be adding in division. When dividing we move to the right instead of the left).

SPAG -

Today, your SPAG focuses on Using inverted commas and other punctuation to show direct speech. 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-direct-and-indirect-speech

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Remember: 

Direct speech is 'a repeat of the exact words spoken'. 

Inverted commas "___" are used to show direct speech and they are used at the start of the direct speech and at the end. 

A reporting clause tells you who said it and how they said it. e.g James shouted, "Over there!"

 

4) Written task - Please read the SeeSaw task carefully to find out what you need to complete for today. I have broken it down into daily steps.

5) Afternoon topic web - Zero submissions yesterday, if there are any problems please let me know and I can resolve them for you as quickly as possible. You could also use the opportunity to create a short project on an inspirational person. Just make sure you are uploading to SeeSaw. 

 

Remember to schedule in some excercise into your day, stay safe and be kind to everyone. There are some important issues being discussed on Newsround this week and now would be a great time to listen and educate ourselves further. If you decide to do any extra research or projects on the issues discussed - remember to upload it.

Be kind.

Kingfishers Home Learning 2nd June

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:54am

Good morning! Thankyou to everyone who completed their tasks yesterday - I was impressed with the effort shown, almost everyone is now logging in and completing their tasks.

It's also nice to see some of the interesting activities you have been participating in whilst at home - 

 

Today's Home Learning:

1) Read theory x2

2) TT Rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - pwi

4) Writing task -  I have included day by day instructions on SeeSaw.

5) Afternoon topic web work -  I posted the topic web again yesterday. Please upload finished pieces of work to SeeSaw so I can share them with the school.

If you do any exercise at home - add it to SeeSaw!smiley

SPAG Support - Task 1:

Today, your SPAG focuses on Apostrophes again – Using apostrophes for plural possession but this time expanding on what you looked at yesterday. I was very impressed with the results yesterday so hoping for a smooth transition today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Maths task

Yesterday, you started off with multiplying by 10. Today's task is moving on to multiplying by 100. As always, make sure you are carefully reading all feedback on LBQ. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-10s-100s-1000s/v/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-100-1000

The link above may be useful if struggling, It is important to remember that we are not just "adding 2 zeros" - you need to understand WHY.

 

Have a great day,

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 2nd June

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:54am

Good morning! Thankyou to everyone who completed their tasks yesterday - I was impressed with the effort shown, almost everyone is now logging in and completing their tasks.

It's also nice to see some of the interesting activities you have been participating in whilst at home - 

 

Today's Home Learning:

1) Read theory x2

2) TT Rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - pwi

4) Writing task -  I have included day by day instructions on SeeSaw.

5) Afternoon topic web work -  I posted the topic web again yesterday. Please upload finished pieces of work to SeeSaw so I can share them with the school.

If you do any exercise at home - add it to SeeSaw!smiley

SPAG Support - Task 1:

Today, your SPAG focuses on Apostrophes again – Using apostrophes for plural possession but this time expanding on what you looked at yesterday. I was very impressed with the results yesterday so hoping for a smooth transition today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Maths task

Yesterday, you started off with multiplying by 10. Today's task is moving on to multiplying by 100. As always, make sure you are carefully reading all feedback on LBQ. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-10s-100s-1000s/v/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-100-1000

The link above may be useful if struggling, It is important to remember that we are not just "adding 2 zeros" - you need to understand WHY.

 

Have a great day,

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 2nd June

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:54am

Good morning! Thankyou to everyone who completed their tasks yesterday - I was impressed with the effort shown, almost everyone is now logging in and completing their tasks.

It's also nice to see some of the interesting activities you have been participating in whilst at home - 

 

Today's Home Learning:

1) Read theory x2

2) TT Rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - pwi

4) Writing task -  I have included day by day instructions on SeeSaw.

5) Afternoon topic web work -  I posted the topic web again yesterday. Please upload finished pieces of work to SeeSaw so I can share them with the school.

If you do any exercise at home - add it to SeeSaw!smiley

SPAG Support - Task 1:

Today, your SPAG focuses on Apostrophes again – Using apostrophes for plural possession but this time expanding on what you looked at yesterday. I was very impressed with the results yesterday so hoping for a smooth transition today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Maths task

Yesterday, you started off with multiplying by 10. Today's task is moving on to multiplying by 100. As always, make sure you are carefully reading all feedback on LBQ. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-10s-100s-1000s/v/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-100-1000

The link above may be useful if struggling, It is important to remember that we are not just "adding 2 zeros" - you need to understand WHY.

 

Have a great day,

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 2nd June

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:54am

Good morning! Thankyou to everyone who completed their tasks yesterday - I was impressed with the effort shown, almost everyone is now logging in and completing their tasks.

It's also nice to see some of the interesting activities you have been participating in whilst at home - 

 

Today's Home Learning:

1) Read theory x2

2) TT Rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - pwi

4) Writing task -  I have included day by day instructions on SeeSaw.

5) Afternoon topic web work -  I posted the topic web again yesterday. Please upload finished pieces of work to SeeSaw so I can share them with the school.

If you do any exercise at home - add it to SeeSaw!smiley

SPAG Support - Task 1:

Today, your SPAG focuses on Apostrophes again – Using apostrophes for plural possession but this time expanding on what you looked at yesterday. I was very impressed with the results yesterday so hoping for a smooth transition today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Maths task

Yesterday, you started off with multiplying by 10. Today's task is moving on to multiplying by 100. As always, make sure you are carefully reading all feedback on LBQ. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-10s-100s-1000s/v/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-100-1000

The link above may be useful if struggling, It is important to remember that we are not just "adding 2 zeros" - you need to understand WHY.

 

Have a great day,

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning June 1st

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 8:55am

Hello again everyone,

I hope you all had an amazing half term and enjoyed the wonderful weather this weekend. I'd love to hear what you've all been up to over the past week. I've found some nice new walks/runs near my house which have been keeping me busy after work. I've also been trying to get a kitten from a local rescue centre so I will let you know how things are going with that!

Todays tasks are:

1) Read theory x2

2)Times tables rockstars

3) LBQ code -    kkw

SPAG apostrophes - The following links will help you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-an-apostrophe

Maths - Multiplying numbers by 10

The first 5 questions on the task should act as a good input for this task if you read the feedback carefully. 

4) Writing task - Check SeeSaw tasks for infoprmation on this weeks writing

Remember submission is on Friday. We had some excellent pieces of writing last week. Here are a few examples.

5) Spellings - check SeeSaw tasks for this weeks spellings.

6) Afternoon topic web  - Try and choose an activity which could be done outside in this amazing weather - maybe Task 2 or 4 would be perfect for a day like today.

 

Our Weekly Recommendation

This week’s recommendation is SUPER EXCITING!

JK Rowling is giving children the opportunity to have their drawings published in her new book - The Ickabog - when it is published in the autumn. There is guidance on what to draw as well as links to the chapters which have been released online.

Here is the link for further details:

www.theickabog.com/competition/

 

 

Have a good day everyone, remember to try the non-stop challenge if you get a chance and add your results and nominations to the discussion feed. 

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Kingfishers Home Learning 22nd May

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 8:58am

Good morning everyone - Happy Friday!

Again, another really impressive day on LBQ yesterday- our numbers of participation are continuing to grow. It is half term week so I will not be posting work online in the mornings however your independent learning sites such as TT rockstars and read theory will still be available for you if you wanted.

Non-stop challenge

Todays tasks

 

1)Read theory x2

2) Spelling test and submit to SeeSaw.

3)LBQ task - ynf

Maths - Weekly review (Counting/sequencing)

This will combine all objectives from this week. It might be a good idea to watch the video links from previous blogs if you are stuck. Remember to always have a go and then read the feedback carefully.

4) Written task - Final draft.

Submission for this weeks written task is today - upload to SeeSaw as normal. Make sure you have checked for basic errors in grammar and punctuation. Can you use your knowledge gained from your semi-colon lesson to include one into your writing?

5) Afternoon topic web - upload to SeeSaw and then I can upload yourwork to the school blog, You can find the web on yesterday's blog.

 

Star of the week - 

This week.....

 

 

 

Make sure you check out Mrs Forshaw's Headteacher Nomination video to see who has been nominated.

 

Have a great weekend and half term everyone - keep in touch!

Kingfishers Home Learning 21st May

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 8:42am

Good morning everyone, 

What beautiful weather it was yesterday, thanks to everyone who still put in the time and effort to complete their tasks yesterday.

Today's tasks - 

1) Read theory

2) TT Rockstars

3) LBQ code - sen

Maths - continuing with counting work, it will follow on from the previous days knowledge.

Grammar - subordinating conjunctions - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

Again, this will follow on from yesterdays work with main and subordinate clauses.

4) Written task on SeeSaw - First draft and edit today

5)Afternoon work topic web

 

Kingfishers Home Learning 20th May

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 8:58am

Good morning Kingfishers,

Well done again to everyone who attempted their work yesterday - we have had an increase in numbers and it has been great to see so many of you working hard. 

Well done to Arwen and Oscar Mc who did some excellent running for the Non-Stop Challenge yesterday - I'm very impressed!

I noticed that we found Q16 on the maths task very hard yesterday so I have created a short video to go over this below.

If that link doesn't work: https://youtu.be/3HFWE9cOy9k

Todays tasks are as follows:

1) Read theory x2

2) TT Rockstars x20mins

3)LBQ code - bsu

Maths - continuing on counting work - this time we are looking at multiples of 25  (25,50,75,100...) and multiples of 1000 (1000,2000,3000). There will be no video for this task today - the first bunch of questions on the task will be enough to serve as your input - make sure you read all feedback given to you. Remember - there is no place value column for 25's. -  25 = 2 tens and 5 ones.

Grammar- We did great on yesterdays LBQ grammar task - it looked as though we are starting to fully understand main and subordinate clauses. I have attached a video below to explain todays task.

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

Here is another link which explains it well in more detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmA9BR59tHY

4) Spellings list on SeeSaw

5) Written task on SeeSaw

6) Afternoon topic web - I posted the web yesterday if anyone cannot find it.

Here is a drawing of the Titanic drawn by Esmee.

Have a great day.

Kingfishers Home Learning 19th May

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 8:57am

Good morning all!

We had a great day on LBQ yesterday, almost everyone logged in and completed their tasks. In general, we did well with the semi-colon work but we will continue to work on these another time in the future. 

Before I start, thankyou to everyone who completed the non stop challenge over the weekend - 

Emily in KS1 managed Platinum by running for 26 minutes! Oliver managed 6 minutes in his local park whilst dressed as Captain America - a fantastic achievement for his age. Also, well done to Jack V in Eagles for an excellent effort in the fields near his house. Make sure you nominate and pass the challenge on to your friends/teachers/parents (I don't think anyone has nominated Miss Fairhurst yetwink).

Todays tasks are 

1) Read theory x 2

2) TT Rockstars x20mins

3) LBQ code - mix

Maths -  We are looking at place value and number this week - focusing mainly on sequencing and counting.

Today you will be looking at counting in powers of 10. I have made a small video below which should explain the basics. You need to be using your place value knowledge to find the appropriate column to work with.

If the link above has not worked here is the original : https://youtu.be/j8R4H245igc

English - Main and subordinate clause revision.

I have made a video below

https://youtu.be/EGBH1cGmNzo

4)Written task - I have updated the written task on SeeSaw with more detailed instructions and more examples. You may want to find information and plan your ideas today.

5) Topic web work - I will attach the topic webs below

Kingfishers Home Learning 18th May

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 8:37am

Hello and good morning everyone,

Today's tasks will be as follows.

1) Read theory

2) Timestables rockstars

3) LBQ code - mgs

Maths - add and subtract 1000 from numbers. You need to use your place value sklills to find the thousands column and add/subtract a digit accordingly. 

English - using a semi colon.

Semi colons create a boundary between two main clauses. We have done lots of work on clauses in school. Main clauses(or independent clauses) can stand by themselves and make sense on their own.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zshfdxs

Watch the video above first before attempting.

Writing task -  I will upload this weeks writing task to SeeSaw. I had some excellent responses last week, I was so impressed. I will upload some of your work to the blog today so everyone can see.

Afternoon topic web work - Still not seen too many of these on SeeSaw. Well done to Esmee who has done some amazing work about Japan recently.

Have a great day today. I am in school today so will try to get back to you as soon as I can if you have any questions.

 

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 15th May

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 8:48am

Happy Friday everyone. Another good week this week -  there has been an improvement on number of tasks completed on LBQ which is great to see. I am finding it very difficult to select a Star of the Week each week as there are so many of you who deserve it - I can only choose one person but please know that your efforts are appreciated and I am noticing your effort.

Make sure you check out Mrs Forshaw's Headteacher's Award video to see who has been nominated. This weeks Star of the Week goes to...

Todays tasks are : 

 

1) Read theory x 2

2) TT Rockstars

3) LBQ code - eyi

Read below carefully before just starting the tasks.

Maths - There are 2 challenges today for Maths. You do not need to complete both. They are both topic reviews to test what you have picked up this week. Task 1 will cover more bar chart work whereas Task 2 will be more cslightly more challenging. Think about how you have found your work this week and choose the appropriate challenge. Task 2 is more challenging but I think most people will be able to attempt this.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3U-pBTDC8E&t=5s

My video on finding the mean will be important especially for Step 2.

SPAG - There is no SPAG today - this is to give time for spelling test and additional time to complete the writing.

4) Spelling test - self test and upload to SeeSaw please.

5) Written task - please complete your final draft and upload to SeeSaw. I look forward to reading them. Please make sure you have chedcked for basic punctuation and grammar errors before submitting.

6) Afternoon topic web work

 

Check the previous blog posts for mine and Mr Simpson's Non Stop Challenge - Layton has been nominated by me from our class (but anyone can give it a try and nominate). It will only take around 10 minutes.

Have a good weekend everyone and I will speak to you on Monday.

 

Mr Horsley 

 

Kingfishers Home Learning 14th May

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 8:56am

Good morning again everyone,

 

Some excellent work submitted yesterday. I will make a video to go over any misconceptions later in the day. Mr Simpson and I have created a new challenge in school called the NON STOP CHALLENGE. I posted it onto the whole school blog yesterday and have set up a discussion feed for you to post your responses. I have nominated someone from this class so make sure you check it out to see who it is! You don't need tp have been nominated to complete the challenge, you can always try it yourself and then nominate your friends.

Today's work:

1)Read theory

2) TT Rockstars

3) Look at Miss Fairhurst's Throwback Challenge on the main blog and guess who it is!

4) LBQ code - unh

Maths - finding the mean. I have created a video below to show you how to do this.

 

If the embed code does not work please use this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3U-pBTDC8E&t=5s

SPAG - Will be looking at prefixes/ root words and suffixes.

5) Writing task -  If you are up to date with the daily task you will need to write your first draft and edit today. I have attaxched a checklist of features to include below.

7) Afternoon topic web work - I haven't received a lot of these recently. I will repost the topic webs for you again later today if you are struggling to find them.

 

Have a good day everyone. Stay busy, stay active and have a nice day.

 

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 13th May

Date: 13th May 2020 @ 8:56am

Good morning everyone. A positive improvement on participation numbers yesterday which is great to see. I uploaded some videos to yesterdays blog for anyone who might have missed them - make sure you give them a watch for help with your written work this week.

Todays tasks -

1) Read Theory x 2

2) Times tables rockstars

3) LBQ code - apu

Maths -  moving onto looking at line graphs. Line graphs show changes over time. The video below should give you some background on this before starting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opd1GDJjx4s

 English - (determiners) We looked at these back in January. There are lots of types of determiners however in general a determiner is a short word which comes before a noun to give it context - simply, it can tell us how many there are. The start of this video should explain it, it is the same video we used parts of earlier in the year. You don't need to know about all of the different types of determiners just yet - you just need to be able to identify them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdv59REiNZQ

4) Writing task - Planning your balanced argument

If you have not done the previous days task, I would suggest watching my videos on yesterdays blogs and complete them first before planning. For this lesson, I have attached an example planning sheet on the task on SeeSaw (you do not need to use this one but it is an idea). I would break my planning down into - Intro, arguments for, arguments against, conclusion. It should be as straightforward as placing your for and against points you created yesterday and organising them into your plan. You might need to think about how you can expand and discuss further about some of the larger points.

 

5) Topic web homework - Choose an activity from the topic webs and upload to SeeSaw.

Kingfishers Home Learning 12th May

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 8:53am

Good morning!

17/27 on LBQ yesterday, lets try to break 20 today please. You did well on bar charts yesterday so today we will be moving onto some slightly tricker bar chart problems.

1) Read theory

2) Times tables rockstars

3) LBQ code - APE

Maths -  bar chart work. I posted a video blog on Kingifshers blog yesterday which might help.

 

Punctuation - adverbs of time and place

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zgsgxfr

4) Writing task - today you could choose your argument and start thinking of sides for and against. Try to find facts and figures to support your points. Try and think of the main, most important arguments. It is important that you choose the MAIN facts which will allow you to expand on them in more detail. Remember, it is a balanced argument so they do not need to be what you think. You are thinking about what everyone might think.Here is an example I have made. I have drawn lines to point which are linked and could be used as counter arguments (an argument said in response to another argument to challenge it).

 

5) Afternoon topic web work

Kingfishers Video Blog 11.5.2020

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 11:54am

The link for part 2 is below...more to follow.

https://youtu.be/gvrMQ4XxPtA

Kingfishers Home Learning 11th May

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 8:57am

Good morning everyone, I hope that you all had a nice weekend. Thankyou to everyone who submitted their writing to me last week - I am going to work on sending your feedback this morning. We averaged 17/27 completed tasks on LBQ last week. This number has dropped over the past few weeks - it is really important that we are continuing to complete our tasks to give us the best chance moving forward into Year 6...

Todays tasks 

1) Read theory x2

2) Times tables rockstars x 20 mins

3) LBQ code - yrs

Grammar - prepositions revision.

Watch the link below first to recap your knowledge.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

Maths - interpret bar graphs

This week we are going to be looking at statitsics and data - to start I have set a bar graph activity. This should be a familiar type of graph to you all which has been covered in previous years. 

4) Writing task - New writing task and spellings to be added to SeeSaw. Here is just one of the excellent pieces I received last week. I have broken down a list of what I would suggest to do on each day. Today I would suggest looking at examples of debates and analysing them/ finding key vocabulary/phrases.

5) Spelling list on SeeSaw - use last weeks list submitted on Thursday - test on Friday.

6) Afternoon topic work task. 

 

Keep safe, keep active and a have a great day everyone. 

 

Mr Horsley

 

Kingfishers Awards

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 9:31am

Good morning everyone,  well done on another great week. Like last week, I found it really difficult to just choose one person for Star of the Week award - there has been so many of you consistently putting in 100% effort every day. Keep up the great work - I am keeping a close eye on your work and I am noticing your efforts.

 

Check out Mrs Forshaws video so see my Headteacher's Award nominations..

 

This weeks star is...

 

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