Hello Beech Class,
I hope you are all keeping well. Thank you for all of your emails this week, it’s great to see the hard work that you have been doing! I’m so proud of you all.
It has been lovely to speak to so many of you and your families on the phone this week, if I’ve not managed to speak to you yet I will be calling! Lots of you mentioned enjoying the BBC Bitesize videos, they are lots of fun so I’d definitely recommend watching those if you can!
It’s been so nice to hear about all of the things you have been getting up to; learning French, learning about space, baking and cooking, growing plants, taking care of animals, teaching younger siblings and one of our friends from Beech Class has even built a table! All of this on top of the challenges I am setting you! WOW!
Keep up all of your hard work! I can’t wait for you to all share your new skills with each other (and me!) when we get back to school!
This week I have been sent some more acrostic poems, so I have added those to the book for you to have a look at. I have also uploaded someones fab poster about the Super Six for you to look at too!
Keep yourself active with your maths this week!
This week we are going to be thinking about music. We are going to be listening and concentrating on music. We will be exploring how music makes us feel and what it makes us think about.
I have added a video of some of the pieces of music that we would have listened to together at school but you could also choose some music that you enjoy too. I would like you to listen to the pieces of music and as you listen draw some doodles. Doodles are like little pictures, they could be of characters, a scene or setting or just lines that show how the music changes. You could do this for lots of different pieces of music, you could even ask your parents to share some of their favourite music with you. Enjoy the music! Dance and move with the music!
The first piece I have added is the full version of 'The Carnival of the Animals'. If we were listening to this in class I wouldn't show you the video and I would ask you to guess which animal you think each section is about. If you can, try not to look at your screen while you're listening to it!
In your literacy this week I would like you to write about how the music you have listened to made you feel. You could write this as a recount or as a diary of the music you have listened to each day, you could write a poem, or you could even turn a song into a story, using your feelings to inspire your characters or setting. Get creative, you have free rein to express yourself however you decide!
You have one more week with your reading grid, you have been doing a great job with these tasks. Keep it up! You could also use the Oak National Academy lessons to develop your inference skills (See Monday and Tuesday of week 2).
In your handwriting books I would like you to practice spelling words with contractions. (can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll) You could write these like we do for a number sentence. For example can + not = can’t
Last weekend, the weather was so beautiful! I spent lots of time out in my garden. While in the garden, we decided to play some games, we played some tennis, croquet and had a penalty shootout. We decided to keep score of who won each game using a tally chart. Afterwards, we made the tally chart into a pictogram to show who won the most games.
This week, I would like you to get active with your maths again. I would like you to have a go at creating tally charts and pictograms. This is an opportunity for you to get outside with your maths.
I’d like you to play some games with your family and create a tally chart and a pictogram to show the scores of your game. I suggest making a tally chart as you go along to record the scores and then creating a pictogram afterwards.
Remember when we learnt about tally charts we learnt that we need to ‘close the gate’ when we get to our fifth tally mark.
We also learnt that when we look at a pictogram we need to remember to look at the key, because each picture might mean more than one.
You could have a look at my tally chart and pictogram. I’ve also written you some questions that you could try to answer about the charts. You should be able to view these on any screen.
Can you write some questions about your tally chart and pictogram? Can someone in your family answer them? What else could you make tally charts or pictograms about?
Keep using Times Table Rockstars to build up your speed at answering multiplication and division questions.
Keep up the hard work!
Remember that you can email me any work or questions to BeechClass@manea.cambs.sch.uk