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Week Beginning 1st February 2021

Monday 1st February

 

Happy Monday everyone! I logged on to check Lexia progress and give out Dojos on Sunday afternoon and was so pleased to see that several of you had completed more learning during the weekend. So much, that it took me well over an hour to check what you had done before I started looking at Lexia. I love your enthusiasm! Have a great day and I’ll see you at 11:30 on Zoom.

 

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Can you find and fix one mistake to do with dialogue punctuation?

 

Writing

Sentence Stacking lesson 5 for The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark. Who remembers reading this book with Mrs Mayes last year?

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

popular   position   possess   possession   possible

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 5 of the Place Value unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the Maths blog post.

 

Maths Fluency

Read out the four times table that you wrote yesterday.

Write out the three times table. If you have any small objects, like dried beans, you could create a visual version.

e.g. 2x3=6

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow and answer the questions.

 

TOPIC

 

Computing

You are showing lots more confidence with coding now. This week’s activities are The Princess & The Frog, Sounds and Tick Tock Clock Challenge.

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Friday’s was a human brain. Thank you for the extra facts that some of you provided.

 

Tuesday 2nd February

 

Good morning! It was lovely to see you all on yesterday’s Zoom, but you must remember the Zoom rules, including the one about sitting still. I’ve re-arranged the blog again and I think that it will now be even easier for you to post work in the correct place. I’ll talk you through all this when we Zoom at 11:30.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Can you identify two similes in the story?

 

Writing

Sentence Stacking lesson 6 for The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark.

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

potatoes   pressure   probably   promise   purpose

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 6 of the Place Value unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a post on the Maths blog.

 

Maths Fluency

Read out the three times table that you wrote and made yesterday. Make up a song for it.

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below.

TOPIC

 

Geography

I’ve really enjoyed your work on volcanoes – you’ve learned so much and shared writing, diagrams and pictures. Today we are moving on to earthquakes. You’re going to love it! Click here for the lesson and remember to show me what you have learned by sharing your work on General blog.

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was The Tower Of London.

 

Wednesday 3rd February

 

Good morning! It was lovely to see you all on yesterday’s Zoom, but you must remember the Zoom rules, including the ones about sitting still and being on time. Please make sure that you place your learning in the correct place. I’ll remind you where this is when we get together at 11:30.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

The author has created a feeling of tension (making the reader anxious). Which words and phrases do you think do this most effectively?

If you’d like to do even more reading, have a look at the Oak Academy Library.

 

Writing

Sentence Stacking lesson 7 for The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark.

Mrs Wordsmith

This week’s words are    impenetrable   diffident   gawk

word pairs: impenetrable fortress, impenetrable jungle, impenetrable darkness

word pairs: diffident manner, diffident smile, diffident shrug

word pairs: gawk silently; gawk incredulously; gawk admiringly

 

What does each word mean?

Can you use each word in a sentence?

Can you find some synonyms for each word?

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 7 of the Place Value unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a post on the Maths blog. Remember to share your quiz scores as well as the worksheet answers.

 

Maths Fluency

Read out the three times table that you wrote and made yesterday. Make up a song for it.

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below.

TOPIC

 

Music

Lots of you have told me that you’ve enjoyed our music lessons this half term, so here’s a really fun one for you. Enjoy!

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Let me know which ones you like best.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was a map of Africa. Lots of you identified it correctly and some of you educated me by giving me lots of facts. Well done!

 

Thursday 4th February

 

Good morning! I’ve been working on a weekly cooking challenge for you. I’m not going to give you the details today, but you’ll need some bread. I will tell you all about it on Monday, then you will have the rest of next week to complete your first Monday Munch challenge.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Like yesterday, this author has chosen really effective vocabulary to create quite a tense and uncertain feeling. It took me two reads to work out what was actually happening though, and how the plot linked to the title. Can you work it out?

If you’d like to do even more reading, have a look at the Oak Academy Library.

 

Writing

Sentence Stacking lesson 8 for The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark.

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

quarter   question   recent   regular   reign

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 8 of the Place Value unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a post on the Maths blog. I think you’ll like this one because you’ll be using your brilliant understanding of place value to solve problems.

 

Maths Fluency

Write out the three times table forwards, then backwards, then randomly. Which was most challenging and why?

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow below.

TOPIC

 

Science

Today we are on lesson 3 of our Light & Dark unit. It’s all about the differences between night and day and why daylight is important.

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. Operation Ouch has some fascinating information about vaccinations that I think you’d enjoy.
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was a small tortoiseshell butterfly. I’m so impressed that you did the research to find out what type of butterfly, instead of just saying ‘butterfly’. Well done!

 

Friday 5th February

 

This week has flown by. Not in the way that Plop the owl would. I mean that the week has gone by really quickly. I’ve been pleased to see that you have done some great learning this week and will be putting some examples of it into a PowerPoint to share with you all at 11:30.

 

ENGLISH

Reading

Read a book, preferably to an adult.

Make some time to do about 20 minutes of Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk).

Read today's story and answer the question by replying to the English blog post. Today’s question is:

Can you find an example of ‘the power of three (repetition)’

If you’d like to do even more reading, have a look at the Oak Academy Library.

 

Writing

We have finished our sentence stacking! Today I’d like you to use the skills that you have developed to write a whole story. Write a story about a central character who is afraid of something and how they meet three characters to change their perspective.

 

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list

remember   sentence   separate   special   straight

 

Spelling

Use your handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

MATHS

 

Written Maths

Complete lesson 9 of the Place Value unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a post on the Maths blog. It’s all about finding solutions to problems.

 

Maths Fluency

Write out the three times table forwards, then backwards, then randomly. Which was most challenging and why?

Remember to use TTRockstars and Numbots – 15 minutes on each for Dojos.

Watch the slideshow fluency slideshow.

TOPIC

 

Art

I loved your work from last week and am looking forward to some more amazing photos this week. Here is lesson 2 of the Photography unit.

 

PE

I love Friday afternoon PE. I always go for a walk along the River Lea. Enjoy your walk today, whether it’s at Lea Valley or anywhere else.

 

 

Remember to check your Purple Mash 2Dos and watch the CBBC morning education programmes. What was the best programme you saw today?
 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your answer as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Bonus points: What is the blog icon today? Yesterday’s was the Italian flag. Thank you for all the extra information about its history and name.

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