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Monday 22nd June 2020
Hello everyone! Hope all of you who were back in school last week enjoyed it, and that you’ve all had a good weekend. It was my brother’s birthday on Saturday, and I saw my family face-to-face for the first time since before lockdown which was wonderful! We had a socially distanced BBQ in our garden and I made a birthday cake too… It was delicious and I had such a great day!
I hope you all had a good couple of days, whatever it is that you were up to.
Just to recap the plan for anyone who is unsure… There will be home learning on the website for you all on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you are not back in school, then continue to work through the home learning on the website for the rest of the week. Alternatively, if you are coming into school this week, you will do the same learning in school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so just do the home learning today and tomorrow. Hope that makes sense and that everyone is clear with what to do.
Your tasks for today are as follows…
Maths: perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes
Continue to spend about 10 minutes each day working on your times tables on TTRS or hit the button in order to keep them fluent and up to the speeds and accuracy we have worked so hard to achieve.
After that, use the link below to find today’s lesson on calculating the perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes. Read through the instructions and watch the videos, and then complete the two activities provided. The answers are linked at the bottom of the page for you to mark your work once you have finished.
English: writing comics and using ellipsis
For today’s English task, follow the link below to work through the exercises on using ellipsis in your writing. Then, use that learning to plan and create your own comic strip!
Well-being: listen to the fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone read by Stephen Fry
To keep your minds healthy and positive, I will also be providing you with a well-being activity to do daily. For today’s well-being activity, have a listen to Stephen Fry read the fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This is where the character of Hagrid is introduced! You do have to sign up to the website now, but ask a parent to help you if need be. It can be so relaxing listening to a story – I hope you enjoy!
If you fancy a challenge, have a go at the chapter challenges after you have listened to the fourth chapter being read.
Computing: how to know when to trust a website
Your additional lesson today is computing. How do you know if you can trust a website? You should have some ideas on this as we looked at this in class a few months ago. Now is a great time to refresh your mind though, especially as I am sure you are using the internet at home a lot while you are completing home learning. Follow the link below to work through today’s computing lesson, and complete the different activities. Remember to then use this information whilst working online. Always ask a parent or teacher for help if you are unsure or concerned about a website or online platform.
If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to have a look for any of my reading books you have at home from before the school closure. I didn't have many handed to me at all last week, despite most of you being back in school now. These are all books I have either bought myself or been given as presents during my time as a teacher, and they mean a lot to me. Remember they have a label on the spine of the book with ‘Miss Boden’ written on and my initial inside the front cover. I would really appreciate them being returned as soon as possoible as I want my future classes to be able to enjoy my books as much as you have done. I have had many classes borrow my books over he past few years, and have always had them all returned. There are still so many missing at the moment. Please have a good look at home for me and remember to bring the ones you find into school.
Have a great day of home learning!Miss Boden