FORT Federation

Executive Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett

Payhem

Beech

Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class.

We are a mixed class of Year 3 and Year 4 taught by Mr Bladon.  Mrs Foulds and Mrs Shaw help us with our learning.

School Closure

All children have been sent home with a home learning book while school is closed.  Below are copies of the learning ideas that have been included in the book (in case you have lost the book or need another copy).

Here is a guide to our home learning.

English activities

Maths activities

Practical learning activities

Here is a guide to our PE ideas to help you keep active.

Dinosaur yoga with Mrs Gunningham  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6azeDriNrk&feature=youtu.be

Website ideas

David Walliams is reading a new story each day att 11am

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

 

Our Topic this term is: Road Trip USA.

Road Trip USA: Buckle up, sunglassess on - we're going on a road trip across the good old US of A!

Project Homework. Choose one of the following or create your own project based on our theme of Road Trip USA. Please have it in on Monday 25th November 2019:

  • Use online sources to research and create a timeline of Native American history.  Decide which events are most important; write a caption to go with each date to explain what happened. 
  • There have been many U.S. presidents over the last 100 years. How many can you find?  Write a short biography about one of them.

  •  Make a playlist of different American songs you could listen to on your road trip.

  • Choose a state and write a guide for visitors of what there is to do on their holiday. 

  • Choose an American sport and complete a poster or information booklet all about it.

Make sure you put in 100% to your homework and produce something of quality that you are super proud of. Also, make sure you don’t start it the night before it is due in. All homework MUST be in on time.

Ash

Welcome to Ash Class

We are a mixture of year one and two and our class teacher is Miss Stoneman. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Vincent helping us with our learning each week. Miss Chandler teaches our Science and Music on a Wednesday morning too. We have a lot of fun in Ash Class; please keep checking our page to see new and exciting photos of our learning!

School Closure Home Learning

Hello Ash Class!

You each took home your ‘Home Learning Book’ full of ideas and activities to get you started. Do keep checking back here for updates and new tasks and challenges.

Parents/carers, don’t hesitate to email school should you require any help with any of the home learning – I am happy to help!

Keep washing those hands, stay indoors and enjoy your learning!

Miss Stoneman :) 

In case anyone forgets:

Each day you will need to complete:

1x Maths Bingo activity

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1x Maths worksheet

1x English Bingo activity

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1x Phonics /Spelling Practise

1x Challenge Bingo activity

Year 1

Year 2

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Reading

Year 2 only complete 1x

Reading Bingo activity in addition to daily reading

Read more: Ash

Oak

Welcome to Oak Class 

We are a mixed class of Year 5 and Year 6 children taught by Mrs Hulbert; Mrs Gunningham and Miss Lea help us with our learning.  

School Closure Learning

Hello Oak Class!

Please record your learning in your book that we sent home from school.  If you did not get a book, feel free to create your own book or folder of your home learning.

You were also given sets of bingo activity ideas.  These will form part of our home learning after Easter - aim to complete work set on the website this week please. 

The instructions refer to a revision book for Year 6 - you haven't been sent home with a revision book, so please don't worry about this, just complete the diary of each day.

Parents and carers - if you need any help at all, please just email school.  I am really happy to help!

The supplementary ideas below the week's learning will give you some guidance if you want more things to do.  

Take care everyone - stay safe and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Hulbert

Week beginning 23/3/20

English

Use Pobble365 on Monday.  This will form the basis of our English learning this week. 

1. Plan and write creatively about the picture (you can choose to use / not use the story starter as you would like)

2. Sentence Challenge - Solve the challenge.  (You can look up grammar definitions on https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents )

3. Cure the 'sick' sentences - how can you improve them and add ambitious vocabulary and punctuation.

4. Question Time! - Answer the questions using full sentences.  Use 'because' to justify your thinking.  

5. Perfect Picture - Enjoy this artistic challenge.  Use different media, experiment with styles (cartoon / Banksy grafitti / impressionistic like Monet ore Degas / abstract like Picasso)

Maths

1. Daily myminimaths learning from https://myminimaths.co.uk/

Use your year group and start from Week 1 - do Monday's activity on Monday etc

 2. Times table practise using https://myminimaths.co.uk/tt38-times-tables-skill-builder/ 

This is a ten day scheme to improve your times tables  - try the programme on the left hand side first.  Do one per day.

Topic

Last week we learnt about the Titanic.  Use this week to create a project about the Titanic.

It might be:

a playscript (perhaps you could act it out with your family)

a powerpoint presentation

a shoebox scene

a non-chronological report

a series of diary extracts / letters from different survivors

an animation (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhp34j/resources/1 for some examples of how to animate)

PE Activities

These activities are some suggestions for how to stay active.  Please aim to do at least 30 minutes activity a day.

Dinosaur yoga with Mrs Gunningham  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6azeDriNrk&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 Other Ideas in case you are bored...

If you want more ideas of things to keep you occupied, feel free to dip into this list!

Active Learning

Creative Learning

ICT learning

Scientific Learning

Log onto Phizifit and do some fun fitness.

Research Inuit printing – have a go at creating single prints or repeated prints.

Create powerpoints, word documents or use Excel to create graphs.

Try one of these experiments

https://sciencekiddo.com/kitchen-science/

Follow an online workout like Jumpstart Jonny, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) kids workouts on Youtube.

Create a mixed media collage about frozen kingdoms.  

Use Scratch online to write your own programme.

Make your own rain gage and track the weather

Do some home yoga and meditation.

Make a model based on frozen kingdoms – an animal, a shoebox world or a board game.

Play a simulation game – like Who wants to live a million years?

https://www.ologames.com/Free_Games/Who-Wants-To-Live-A-Million-Years

Research famous scientists

Create a dance routine or circuits workout.

Write poetry or a song based on frozen kingdoms.

 Explore the BBC ks2 clips - these have interesting videos and then classroom ideas.  Have a go at some that interest you.

How do forces work? Experiment with making parachutes and paper planes that fall slower / fly further.

 

 http://www.pobble365.com/ - There's a different picture each day that has a story starter, questions and 'sick' sentences that need to be improved.  There's also an art challenge.

 

https://myminimaths.co.uk - This has a daily maths challenge for each year group.  If you are in Year 6, there's also an arithmetic section that has a variety of mixed questions.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztjqtfr/resources/1 - These videos show you different art tutorials - have a go at watching one and then experimenting and creating your own masterpieces!

 

https://www.extremepapercrafting.com/p/pop-up-lessons-how-to-books.html - This DT resource shows you how to create pop ups.  You could experiment and make a card or turn them into a pop up book...

David Walliams is reading a new story each day att 11am

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

 

 

This term we are learning all about Frozen Kingdoms.

Welcome to the planet's coldest lands... vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

This topic covers climate change, temperature, habitats, eco-systems and many other scientific and geographical elements, as well as evocative poetry and the exciting history of polar exploration in the early 1900s.

 

 

 

Home Learning

Home learning is due in each Monday and set again by Wednesday each week.  It consists of English and Maths learning tasks to support that week's learning, a weekly spelling list which helps to embed a spelling rule and some project work, set half-termly. 

Please also read at least five times a week and record in your reading journal.  It is also important that you know all your tables.  If you do not already know these, please work on these daily to develop your understanding.

 

Additional Home Learning (this may help you)

I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to know your times tables – multiplication and division. This is a good ( free) app. DK 10 mins a day

 10 Minutes a Day Times Tables 4+

Dorling Kindersley

Here are some useful websites which will help you with your SATs.  

Please be mindful as to how important our trees our – an awful lot of paper will be needed to do everything, not to mention your time and printing costs!  

 Remember to use the internet safely, especially if you access the youtube links.  

 Just ask if you need any more information. We will be looking at different questions in school so do make a note of areas you are finding hard as we can focus on these. 

 MATHS: 

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/ 

This website is great – it covers EVERY topic with little assessments and also has some YouTube tutorials to help you understand some of the tricky bits. 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lf9nvpW1t4 

This youtube video goes through an entire mental arithmetic paper and shows you how to answer each question! Perfect for those few tricky questions you may not be confident about. Remember to use methods you are comfortable with. 

http://www.granby.leicester.sch.uk/files/other/KS2-Ultimate-3-in-1-Organiser-2017-Maths-SATs.pdf 

This is an interactive PDF document with links to everything about maths – also some handy tutorials via youtube too. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

A good selection of maths games on the website above. 

READING – SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR 

 Try and read as much as you can. Try to choose books which have a rich variety of vocabulary which will get you thinking. 

 If you want to see the type of texts that are in the reading tests – search on google for the 2016, 2017, 2018 KS2 READING TESTS linked to the www.gov.uk website. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-2-tests-2018-english-reading-test-materials 

You’ll find the text, questions and even the answers here too! 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar  Click here