Cormorants Week 4: 25th Jan '21

Spring 1 2021 - Luminous Light & Spectacular Sound - Week 4 
(Monday 25th - Friday 29th January 2021)

At Mabe we like to be prepared for every eventuality so each week your child's learning will be uploaded in case a lockdown situation arises.

Our topic this half term is ‘Luminous Light and Spectacular Sound’ which is largely science based, with links to other areas of the curriculum. Please use the topic and science knowledge organisers to help support you with any learning during this topic. As always, there is no expectation that you complete all the activities for the week. You don't need to print the activities off, you can complete them on a separate piece paper or in a notebook if you wish. 

Reading

It is important for the children to keep up with daily reading during lockdown. They are welcome to read any of their own books at home - these can be fiction, non-fiction, comics and/or magazines.

I have set up a Cormorant Class login to Oxford Owl to supplement the texts you have available at home. This will allow you to access a range of ebooks for all ages and levels. Please click on the link below and enter the username and password provided below.

 Free eBook library | Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press 

Username: cormorantclass 

Password: Cormorants

Reading Programmes: the art of reading for the OED | Oxford English  Dictionary

Monday 25th January 2021

PE – With Joe Wicks at 9am on his Youtube channel - this is completely optional but recommended to help start the week and warm up our bodies and brains. It is recommended that children take part in 1 - 2 hours of exercise a week. 


 Daily Reading - Captain Tom Moore

Today's daily reading task is linked to today's RE lesson. I have uploaded a video of the book we are using on to Dojo and Teams (due to copyright laws full texts can only be uploaded to a closed network, so I am unable to upload the video here). In the video you can hear me reading the text whilst following along with the pages on the screen. I have given you some questions to think about when you have watched the video - these can be found in the resources below. 

If you join our first live lesson of the day, this text we will be the focus of the lesson - we will read the story and discuss the questions together. 
For those of you who can not access the video on Dojo or our live lesson please use the alternative I have uploaded below.


English - Spellings – WALT: creative negative meaning using the prefix mis-. Today we are looking at spellings with the prefix mis-. Remember a prefix is a group of letter that goes at the beginning of a root word to change the meaning. Today's activity is made up of 3 parts:
   Part 1 - Find out the meaning of the root words for each spelling and then the meaning of the complete word with the prefix included. I have created a table below to help with this (you do not need to print the table, but can use the subheadings on some lined paper instead).
   Part 2 - Now use the words in sentences. One sentence for each word please.
   Part 3 - Over the course of the week practise your spellings so that you have remembered them - there are some activity ideas at the top of the page to help with this. 


Maths WALT: be able to measure length. Today we start a new unit in maths - Measures: Length, perimeter and area. As this is a new unit I have uploaded a unit Knowledge Organiser both below and at the top of the page, for you to access for the duration of the unit. All the information you need and today's maths activities can be found in the document below. I have attached the document as a pdf rather than Powerpoint as they work on all devices. The activities can be completed on paper/in a notebook. There is no need to print the document. 
There is no expectation to complete all the questions in the document, just do what you feel you can manage. To support this I have introduced the chilli system used in other classes - this is explained within the maths documents.


RE - Captain Tom Moore - WALT: recognise the ways in which people help others to make the world a better place. This is linked to the above reading task. You will need to have either watched the video, attended our first live lesson this morning, or read the alternative text below before opening the RE lesson document.  


Tuesday 26th January 2021

Daily Reading - Today I would like you to read the first part of chapter 4 - this has been uploaded to Class Dojo and Teams. We will also be covering this in our first live lesson today. If you are unable to access the text on Class Dojo or Team, please continue with your own home reading (this can be either a book you have at home or one of the ebooks from Oxford Owl). 


English Today we are going to gather information about narwhals ready to begin putting together our own explanation text. I have put together 2 documents with information pages on narwhals. Read through and make notes - think about what might be useful to include in our final piece. What do people want to know about narwhals? 
Remember that you do not need to write in full sentences when taking notes. Bullet points are fine. Tomorrow we will begin to sort our information into categories using the same planning grid we used last week. 


Maths - Today's maths will focus on equivalent lengths - metres and centimetres . This is a new unit of learning, so please do look back at the knowledge organiser posted with yesterday's learning to help you. I have attached the document as a pdf rather than Powerpoint as they work on all devices. The activities can be completed on paper/in a notebook. There is no need to print the document. 


Computing With us all spending much more time online and using technology it is more important than ever to refresh our e-safety training. This first lesson in the sequence looks at being a good digital citizen and what that means. The activity is included at the end of the slides in the document below. 


Wednesday 27th January 2021

PE – With Joe Wicks at 9am on his Youtube channel - this is completely optional but recommended to help start the day and warm up our bodies and brains. It is recommended that children take part in 1 - 2 hours of exercise a week. 


Daily Reading - Today I would like you to finishing reading chapter 4 - part 2 has been uploaded to Class Dojo and Teams. If you are unable to access the text on Class Dojo or Team, please continue with your own home reading (this can be either a book you have at home or one of the ebooks from Oxford Owl). 


English - Today you need to read through the notes you made yesterday and decide on the categories you will use to organise the information - these will become our sub-headings/titles, for our text. Think about the information you have in front of you as well as looking back at the model text for ideas. We will discuss this together in one of our live sessions today, so do come along if you would like more support. I have included a planning template similar to the one we used last week to help you. Some of you might also find it useful write your facts/notes on separate strips of paper/sticky notes and arrange them into different categories, you can then stick these down once you are happy with them. 


Maths - Today's maths will focus on equivalent lengths - centimetres and millimetres. This is a new unit of learning, so please do look back at the knowledge organiser posted with yesterday's learning to help you. I have attached the document as a pdf rather than Powerpoint as they work on all devices. The activities can be completed on paper/in a notebook. There is no need to print the document. 


Science Today's science explores the terms transparent, translucent and opaque. I have uploaded some slides which include:

  • Unit vocabulary
  • A recap of learning in this unit so far
  • A link to a BBC video clip (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg6r82p)
  • Definitions of new vocabulary 
  • Two activities to complete at home: 1 - to find transparent, translucent and opaque materials/objects around the house, and 2 - to design a shadow puppet to make next week. 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Daily Reading - Today we are looking at some of the vocabulary used in Chapter 4 of "Who was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith. The activity is included in the document below. Where possible please copy the word and description as this is a great opportunity for some handwriting practise. 


English - Today we are going to begin to think about some of the detail we will include in our final piece of writing. Which points are the most important? Can you add some descriptive language? I would like you to do this by creating a text map (just like we did for the model polar bear text last week). Think about not only the order of the categories but also the order of the information in each paragraph. 


Maths - Today's maths will focus on comparing lengths. We will hopefully spend some time looking at this in one of our live lessons today. I have attached the document as a pdf rather than Powerpoint as they work on all devices. The activities can be completed on paper/in a notebook. There is no need to print the document. 


Music - Today's music lesson will be delivered through Oak Academy (recommended for remote learning bf the Department for Education). Please click the link below to access the lesson. The video will play as you click through the lesson and you can join in the activities as they play on the video.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-chj3cr You have covered some of this with Miss Allen (our music specialist from Penryn College), so today’s lesson will build on what we learnt with her in the first half of the Autumn Term.


Friday 29th January 2021

PE – With Joe Wicks at 9am on his Youtube channel - this is completely optional but recommended to help start the day and warm up our bodies and brains. It is recommended that children take part in 1 - 2 hours of exercise a week. 


Daily Reading - Today we will start reading chapter 5 - this has been posted on Class Dojo and Teams. If you are unable to access the text on Class Dojo or Team, please continue with your own home reading (this can be either a book you have at home or one of the ebooks from Oxford Owl). 


English - Free Write Friday - I know lots of your are enjoying the chance to use your imagination during free write Friday's and I love reading all your wonderful writing. I have called today's picture 'Winter Dragon' but he/she could be an 'Ice Dragon' if you prefer. Your writing can be fiction or non-fiction, it can be any text type you like from an adventure or fantasy story to a letter from a great explorer.  Top tips for Free Writing:

  • Find somewhere quiet to work.
  • Although my handwriting is better when I am sat at a table sometimes I find it useful to sit in a quiet spot like a den.
  • You can hand write or type - its up to you, you can be as creative as you like.
  • It's up to you if you want to jot down some notes or dive straight into writing.
  • It's OK to go with the first idea that pops into your head.
  • Whichever idea you choose remember the best writing comes when you are excited about what you are writing about. 

Maths - Today's maths will focus on adding lengths. I have attached the document as a pdf rather than Powerpoint as they work on all devices. We will spend some time discussing this in one of today's live lessons. The activities can be completed on paper/in a notebook. There is no need to print the document.