Herons Week 1: 4th Jan '21

Heron's Virtual Learning Area
 
Spring 2021
 
Marvellous Maya
Hello,
 
On this page you will find the Heron's online learning. Once activities are completed, please could you ask your parents to upload them to your online Dojo portfolio. If you don't have access to a printer at home, you can simply view any activities set and use paper or an exercise book that you have at home to record your learning.
 
Thank you in advance for your hard work. If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to contact me via dojo,
 
Many thanks,
Mr Cruse
Instructions to help you upload your child's work to their dojo portfolio can be found below:
Our topic this half term is Marvellous Maya. Below you will find a knowledge organiser and quiz linked to this topic. Once you open it, ignore the knowledge organiser in the first instance and have a go at the quiz without it. Once you have completed your quiz, take a note of your score and see if your score improves at the end of the half term. You can use the knowledge organiser to refer to as you are learning about the Maya during the coming weeks.
This is the science knowledge organiser and quiz about evolution. Please use this in the same way. 
Week beginning Tuesday 5th January 2021
Maths - Rapid recall for the week
 
At the start of each maths lesson you will come to a slide that says 'Rapid Recall'. Pause here and use this sheet. Time yourself for 1 minute and answer as many questions as you can. Then use the multiplication grid to mark your own work. See if you can improve your score each day. 
Wednesday 6th January
Maths - Work your way through the maths slides. Each slide begins with 'Rapid recall' (see above) and then a recap. For the recap, solve each question and then check your answer one by one as it is revealed.
 
If the slide is called 'Talking time', this is the learning part of the lesson. If it is called 'Activity' this is something for you to have a go at.  The answer will reveal itself once you have completed it so you are able to mark your own work. Complete these activities on paper or in an exercise book.
English - Spelling activities below:
Topic
Please watch this video (Note: this is a Youtube link so will need parent supervision): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTCSTUfRTMA
 
Thursday 7th January
Maths - Work your way through the maths slides. Each slide begins with 'Rapid recall' (see above) and then a recap. For the recap, solve each question and then check your answer one by one as it is revealed.
 
If the slide is called 'Talking time', this is the learning part of the lesson. If it is called 'Activity' this is something for you to have a go at.  The answer will reveal itself once you have completed it so you are able to mark your own work. Complete these activities on paper or in an exercise book.
English
During the first week back I like to give you an independent writing task, so you can show off your best writing and show me all that you can do in terms of punctuation and exciting language features such as similes and alliteration. For your independent write this week, I would like you to write me a short story, no longer than 1 A4 page using one of the following openings:
 
1. It was a wild, dark, stormy night …
 
2. Jimmy woke up with a start.  Something was coming out of his wardrobe…

3. The old cottage looked deserted so Mary pushed the front door …

4. One day a UFO landed in my back garden.  A little green man climbed out.  “Can you help me?” he said.  “I think I’m lost.”

5. Jaz’s auntie Rhee is a witch.  She’s not wicked – just wicked fun.  She takes Jaz for flights on her broomstick and she’s teaching Jaz how to do spells.  But she won’t let Jaz try to cast a spell unless she’s with her.  Then one day, Jaz decided to make a spell of her own.

 6. It was a bright sunny day.  Harry was strolling along the lane when suddenly his shadow slipped away from his feet and ran off. “Hey, come back here!” yelled Harry.  The shadow paused and looked back.  Then it beckoned for Harry to follow and raced off again.  Harry set off in hot pursuit.

 7. Adi opened the suitcase he found in his gran’s attic.  It contained a mirror, a compass, a map and a note saying “Please come and save us before it’s too late …”

8. “Can’t you drive a bit faster please, Mum?” said Emma.  “I’m going to be late for the talent show audition at this rate.”

“Not on these country lanes, young lady”, replied her mum sternly.

Then, to Emma’s horror, the car’s engine coughed, stuttered and died.  “Oh no,” said Emma.  “We’re stranded miles from the town and the talent show audition starts in an hour.  Mum, what are we going to do?”

9. Chet was excited.  He had a ticket for the big match and he was in the crowd hurrying towards the stadium.  Chet thrust his hand in his pocket to check that his ticket was safe.  His heart missed a beat – his ticket was gone!

10. Sal was walking along the beach when she saw a beautiful green glass bottle that had been washed up on the shore.  She bent down and picked it up.  There was something inside it.  Sal pulled out the cork to see what it was …

Science - When completing today's activity, you only need to predict (hypothesise). We will collect results next week...
Friday 8th January
Maths - Work your way through the maths slides. Each slide begins with 'Rapid recall' (see above) and then a recap. For the recap, solve each question and then check your answer one by one as it is revealed.
 
If the slide is called 'Talking time', this is the learning part of the lesson. If it is called 'Activity' this is something for you to have a go at.  The answer will reveal itself once you have completed it so you are able to mark your own work. Complete these activities on paper or in an exercise book.
English - This term we will be looking at historical stories linked to our topic 'Marvellous Maya'. We are always looking to improve out vocabulary. Can you use a dictionary to look up the definitions of some of these words and practise using them in sentences?

PE

I have 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.

Art
Look through the information. Write 3 interesting facts about Mayan masks and draw your favourite.