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Learn From Home Ash

Regular updates and improvements will be coming to this page.

 

A new Ash class video tutorial page with worksheets is available at https://barrow1618school.co.uk/learning-from-home-videos-ash

 

Ash Class, you have worked amazingly hard over the course of the year and it is important that you keep it fresh in your mind and keep on practicing those new skills. I know that loads of you already do lots at home with Mathletics, TTRS, spellings and reading.

 

The links, ideas and activities on this page can help you to learn from home. There is enough here to keep you busy for around 5 hours a day. Here is an example timetable of how you could organise learning from home:

  • 30 minutes reading
  • 15 minutes times table
  • 15 minutes spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • 15 minutes handwriting
  • 1 hr maths
  • 1 hr writing 
  • 30 mins Science or RE
  • 30 mins physical activity
  • 1 hr topic project (history, geography, art, DT, music)

 

Twinkl has produced some home learning packs that cover a range of areas, you may find here useful.

Please upload your work to Seesaw as regularly as possible so I can have a look, comment and award you Dojo points - Mr Holmes

Reading

Enjoy reading your favourite books. If you have a kindle, download some new books to enjoy. If you don't have a Kindle you can download a kindle APP to use on your device, there are some free books on this link

 

Listen to Mr Holmes reading "Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone" by downloading these audio clips:

Harry Potter Part 1

 

Listen to David Walliams on a free daily audiobook reading on this link.

 

Scholastic has made a "Learn at Home" magazine which can be found here. Our age group would be the Grade 3-5 one, however, some of you may be more interested in the Grade 6-9 one.

 

Reading activities:

  • Have a go at some of the 60-second reading quizzes found here (parents or carers will need to make a Twinkl account, these are currently free. I have also sent some of these out in your packs.)
  • Have a go at some of the longer comprehension packs found here 
  • Write a book review - What happened? What was the best bit? Who would you recommend this book to?
  • Design a new front cover for your book
  • Write an alternative ending
  • Describe one of the characters in detail with a picture
  • Read to a plant - did it help them to grow?

Writing

The powerpoints below have a range of ideas for creative writing. Please feel free to write a story and share an exciting reading of it via Seesaw

Creative-Writing-Tasks-for-KS2-Students-Part-1.ppt

Creative-Writing-Tasks-Part-2.ppt

Creative-Writing-Tasks-Part-3.ppt 

 

Over the last couple of weeks, Ash Class has been doing writing around a video called "Taking Flight" which can be found here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6V-xZgtlQ. You could do some writing linked to this. Some ideas are: Write a short story where Grandpa and Tony meet the aliens on the spaceship, create your own adventure on the radio flyer or create a piece of writing about Dad and Tony's adventure to the moon.

 

Enter one or more of these writing competitions:

Go Ape Adventure Story Competition - closes 10th April

Poetry of Science Competition - closes 30th April

 

SPaG

There are lots of exciting SPAG games that you can play here.

You can brush up on your SPAG skills by watching some of these videos.

A huge pack of Year 3 SPAG activities are available here.

A huge pack of Year 4 SPAG activities are available here.

 

Maths

Mathletics - lots of activities and problem-solving tasks

TT Rockstars - the battle is still on! 

Times table bees - orangepurplegreenblue

The Maths Factor is currently free to use and offers a wide range of activities.  (Creating an account is required.)

15 for 15 - download and have a go at these

Test A - Questions

Test A - Answers

Twinkl lessons: log in to 'twinkl Go' using the codes below to watch, play and learn

Science

 You can brush up on some of the topics we have already looked at, "Electricity" "The Human Body" and "Light and Shadow" or you could look into some new topics that we will cover "Changing States" and "Animals and Habitats".

 

ScienceKids has all of the different topics split up nicely.

CrickWeb has a range of interactive activities for you to try.

Check out the range of games, videos and information on BBC Bitesize. You could choose one of the mini lessons on there are create a poster for each science session.

 

 

Here are some science experiments to try at home (with your parent's permission!)

RE

We have been looking at the Easter story in school, remind yourself of it here.

Create a comic strip of the Easter story, you could use this frame to help you. (This comic strips could also be used of other areas of your learning)

Decorate a cross, this will be a competition and the winning design will be made from wood and put on display. There is a template here.

Have a look at these activities and games.

Topic

This range of activities is designed to practice the key skills involved in your topic lessons. I have decided not to go with a thematic approach with our "learning from home".

 

Historical Skills

  • Have a go at organising this timeline back into order.
  • There are lots of historical games to access here.
  • This link provides access to lots of videos which cover a range of topics, you can revise one of the topics already covered or learn about a new area of history.

 

Geographical Skills

Brush up on your knowledge of Latitude and Longitude. You may want to back this up with exploring google maps and finding your location.

This website gives you access to a huge range of geography games and interactive activities.

 

Art and Design Skills

  • You can access a great range of art and design ideas on this link.
  • The Tate has some nice games and quizzes that you can try., you can turn your hand to some graffiti or watercolours online.

 

ICT

We have started to look at Scratch in our ICT lessons, this is a free programme to use and can be accessed here. There are loads of tutorials to help you create, you can access them by clicking this link or by going onto Scratch and clicking on the "Ideas" option. Scratch only works on a PC and doesn't work on tablet.

 

Currently, access to "Minecraft Education Collection" is free in the "Minecraft Marketplace". This content provides a huge amount of things for players to explore. More information can be found here. (This is only for people who already own the game.)

 

P.E

 

WORK OF THE WEEK! Friday 3rd April

Well done to all of Ash for excellent work showing great effort this week.

Each week I will post 3 examples of great work, enjoy this week's below:

 

Flora's data handling work on tree circumferences.

Oscar's solar powered hydraulic car.

Esme's guitar practice.