Cormorants Week 3: 18th Jan '21

Spring 1 2021 - Luminous Light & Spectacular Sound - Week 3 (Monday 18th - Friday 22nd 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 

The login details are on a Class Story on Dojo dated Thursday 4th February 2021. I am also happy to message them out to you if requested.
Monday 18th January 2021

Daily Reading - Today's daily reading task is once again linked to the text we will be using in RE. This week we are looking at the story of Greta Thurnberg (as our RE lesson focuses on Making the word a better place - Stewardship). Once again I will upload a video clip on Class Dojo, of me reading the text, with the story also visible on the screen for you to follow along. Below are some questions to get you thinking about the text. It is up to you whether you discuss these with a family member or record your answers on paper.
If you can not access the video on Dojo please read the alternative text below (this will be needed for the RE lesson later.)

EnglishToday we look at a new spelling pattern linked to this week's spellings. It may at first glance look similar to last week's but this week the last syllable of the root words is stressed when spoken, this means that we need to double the last consonant in the root word before adding a suffix which begins with a vowel e.g. -ed or -ing. Look through the slides provided, then have a go at practising your spellings in a way that suits you (suggestions in the document at the top of this page). The spellings can also be found in the document at the top of this page with the spellings for the term - we are on Week 3

MathsToday's maths will focus on understanding multiplication as repeated addition and will explore to methods of multiplication that show this. 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. 

RE Today we are exploring "How people campaign to make the world a better place" focusing on stewardship, and will be looking at the story of Greta Thurnberg. Please make sure you have accessed the video on Class Dojo or read the alternative text below before starting today's RE. The resources (thinking questions and activity) are in the RE document below. 


Tuesday 19th January 2021

Daily ReadingToday's daily reading task is reading aloud. You can either pick a book you have at home or log on to Oxford Owl using the details at the top of the page and choose one of their ebooks. You should aim for 5-15 minutes of reading aloud to practise fluency and expression when reading. 

English - Today I would like you to create a text/Story Map for our model text. You will have remembered that we have done these in class for each text covered so far this year. I have included some slides below to talk you through the process. This will be done over today’s and tomorrow’s English lessons. Today you should aim to complete your text map for the first 2 – 3 paragraphs. Tomorrow you will complete the story map for the rest of the text. You can find the model text in the slides below and in a separate document if you find this easier. 

Maths - Today's maths will focus on identify factor pairs of a given number. Please see slides below. There is no need to print these slides. Any work can be completed on paper. 

Art Today we are thinking about shapes and structure when drawing and will be having a go at drawing our own Polar bear. You will need: the slides below with guide you through step-by-step, some plain paper, a pencil, a rubber and a black pen if you would like to outline. If you have colouring pencils you may also wish to add some colour to your picture. 


Wednesday 20th January 2021

Daily Reading - Guided Reading: Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Firth.  
Today we are looking at chapter 3 of this book, which is available on Class Dojo. (Due to copyright laws I am unable to upload any texts we use to our website.) This ism quite a long chapter so we will read it over today and tomorrow and complete the task linked to it on Friday. 
If you are unable to access this text please continue with the reading you started yesterday.

English - Today I would like you to finish the text/Story Map for our model text. You will have remembered that we have done these in class for each text covered so far this year. I have included some slides below to talk you through the process. This will be done over today’s and tomorrow’s English lessons. Make sure you read through the story map you have so far before continuing today. 

Maths - Today's maths will focus on multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1-digit number. Please see slides below. There is no need to print these slides. Any work can be completed on paper. 

Science -  WALT: understand how light travels and reflects.

Warm-up with a light themed super movers, here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-science-light-reflection-and-shadows-from-the-tardis/zdchd6f 

Watch this video about how light travels in straight lines: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyntsbk When you have watched the video draw and label a diagram/series of diagrams to:
A - explain that light travels in straight lines.

B - How shadows are formed (hint - the light can not bend around an object).

C - How light reflects off of objects so that we can see them.


Thursday 21st January 2021

Daily Reading - Guided Reading: Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Firth.  
Today we will finish reading chapter 3 of this book, which is available on Class Dojo. (Due to copyright laws I am unable to upload any texts we use to our website.) Tomorrow we will complete the task linked to the chapter.
If you are unable to access this text please continue with the reading you started yesterday.

English - Today we are thinking about how the text is organised into categories. In previous units we have taken the model text apart and put it into plan form - this gets us used to using the planning pro forma and allows us to look more closely at how the text is structured. Using the plan attached make some bullet point notes in each box - You can do this without printing the planning sheet by copying the headings on to paper. (I have included the planning sheet as both a word document and pdf file - some of you may find you can type straight onto the word document from your device.) 

Maths - Today's maths will focus on multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1-digit number. Please see slides below. There is no need to print these slides. Any work can be completed on paper. 

Topic: PE - You have a few different choices for PE today..

  1. Mr Cruse has signed us up for 2 weeks access to Fitter Futures. There are some great activities on here.

    Click here to go to https://app.fitterfuture.com/student/auth/login

    Username = mabe-primary-school
    Password = Herons123

    Please do not change the password!

    Once logged in, click on ‘Let’s workout’, KS2 workouts, and select an activity to have a go at.

  2. Alternatively, why not try a workout from Jo Wicks. Click on the link below to access a wide range of fitness videos.  Joe Wicks Workout Videos

  3. Or you can do any form of fitness you like. Go for a walk, a bike ride, create an obstacle course in the garden..........anything that gets you active!

Friday 22nd January 2021
Daily Reading - Think back to the chapter we read on Wednesday and Thursday and have a go at answering these questions:
  1. Why was it so easy for Tom to find a job in New York?
  2. What were the nicknames Tom used for his first 2 children?
  3. What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?
  4. How did Tom improve Alexander Graham Bell’s invention?
  5. Who were “The Boys”?
  6. What does the word ‘Bustle’ mean?
Both parts of the chapter will remain available on Class Dojo - don't forget you can look back at them.
English - Free Write Friday. I have received some fabulous pieces of free writing over the last two weeks and can see that the children are really enjoying the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. This week's picture is linked to our current topic.
Use the picture below in the resource section to inspire your free writing. We have done some free writing in class so the children should be familiar with the idea. They can write whatever they like e.g story, comic strip, letter, diary entry, non-fiction text etc. Sometimes we stick to a theme or use an image as inspiration. Today I would like the children to use the image provided below to inspire todays writing. 
 
Maths - We have now reached the end of our multiplication and division unit for this term and will start a new unit "Measurement: Length, Perimeter and Area" next week. At the end of each unit we complete a end of unit assessment. Please have a go at the assessment below.