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Key Stage 2

Welcome to the KS2 Home learning page!

This page is for children who are taught by Miss Hill (Y3/4), Mrs Boucher (Y5) or Mrs Wyatt (Y6). We hope you enjoy all of the learning which has been planned and we can’t wait to hear from you.

Remember you should be emailing us at least once a week otherwise you will have a well-being phone call from the senior leadership team.

Miss Hill’s email: StaffFive@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Boucher’s email: StaffFour@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Wyatt’s email@ StaffSix@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

 

Week 3 - Week beginning 18th January 2021

Hello everyone, your learning challenges for below are attached. Don’t forget to email us – our email address’ are on our class pages.

Maths

This weeks focus in maths is measurement. Complete the learning challenges below.

Monday:

Today we are calculating the perimeter of rectilinear shapes by counting the squares on a grid. Rectilinear shapes are shapes where are sides meet at right angles.

To find the perimeter, you need to add the lengths of each side of the shape together. Look at this webpage to help you to understand: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7

To help you, label the length of each side and mark off each side to make sure you add the lengths together.

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Week 2: Week beginning 11th January 2021

Hello everyone, your learning challenges for below are attached. Don’t forget to email us – our email address’ are on our class pages.

Maths

This weeks focus in maths is place value. Complete the learning challenges below.

 

Monday: Today we are looking at representing numbers. In school we may use base 10, numicon, bead strings or straws to represent numbers. At home you will look at these things to work out which number it is showing or you may be asked to draw them. Don’t forget to write the numbers in digits and words.

Mild: Video link for support https://vimeo.com/455438217

Mild Task

Spicy: Video link for support https://vimeo.com/452570425

Spicy Task

Hot, Hot, Hot: Video link for support https://vimeo.com/452565177

Hot, Hot, Hot Task

Tuesday: Today’s focus is counting in different intervals using a number line or number track. Remember to first work our whether the intervals are increasing or decreasing then work out what they are increasing/decreasing by.

Mild: Task

Spicy: Task (only page 1)

Hot, Hot, Hot: Task (only page 2)

Wednesday: Today’s focus is comparing numbers. Today you need to think about what numbers are bigger/smaller and your inequality signs. Use this video to support you https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/using-comparative-symbols-to-compare-numbers-6cupct?from_query=comparing+numbers

Today’s challenges

Mild: Task

Spicy: Task

Hot, Hot, Hot: Task

Thursday: Today we are going to continue to compare and order numbers. Remember to use your inequality signs from yesterday and begin by looking at your largest place value column to see which is the biggest number.

Today’s challenges

Mild: Today’s video link https://vimeo.com/457785786

Task

Spicy: Complete Q5 onwards

Hot, Hot, Hot: Watch this video to support you comparing and ordering decimals https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z68rn9q

Task

Friday: Today’s focus is rounding numbers. Remember your rhyme 5 or above, give it a shove. 4 or below, let it go.  

Today’s challenges

Mild: Complete this lesson, https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-2-and-3-digit-numbers-to-the-nearest-100-ctgpar?from_query=rounding+numbers

Spicy: Complete this lesson on Oak Academy https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-5-digit-numbers-to-the-nearest-100-1000-and-10-000-6hgk2d?from_query=rounding+numbers

Hot, Hot, Hot: Complete today’s lesson on Oak Academy https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-decimals-part-1-crvk6c?from_query=rounding+numbers

Remember to continue using Maths Whizz and TT Rock Stars at home to support your maths learning. Your login details have been sent via school ping. Please let your teacher know if you are having any problems logging in.

English

Monday: Today we are writing our character description. Remember that we need to really think carefully about how our sentences are structured so that your reader is engaged. Try using different ways of starting the sentences, using a range of noun phrases (adjectives and nouns), similes, metaphors and alliterative phrases and so on. Make sure you use accurate punctuation and think carefully about your handwriting so the presentation is beautiful.

Task

Tuesday: This lesson, we think about applying our knowledge of descriptive writing to a setting description. Have a look at the pictures on the sheet or follow the link to the video below. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=diagon+alley+clip&docid=607994810727334184&mid=ACA316E383C38B99A60FACA316E383C38B99A60F&view=detail&FORM=VIRE This is the moment that Harry arrives with Hagrid in Diagon Alley. For today’s learning, we would like you to make notes about the things you can see, hear, touch, smell and maybe even touch. Then, create a word bank of adjectives, noun phrases , figurative language sentences and adverbials that you could use in a setting description. Keep it safe for tomorrow as you’ll need it for the lesson.

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Wednesday: Today, we will use the words, phrases, figurative language etc. that we developed in yesterday’s lesson to write a setting description. By the end of this week, you will have written a play script so it’s important to understand where your play will happen in order to bring it to life for your audience.

Use the word banks from yesterday to write a setting description of Diagon Alley. Remember to include information from all the senses to bring the scene to life for your reader. There is a sheet attached below to help you or you can complete the work on paper at home.

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Thursday and Friday: For these lessons you will be writing the play script I mentioned yesterday. First you need to have a look at the prompts included in the pictures above (or the sheets in your paper pack) to remind you how a playscript should be laid out. Then, use the sheets below to have a go at writing your own. Remember it should focus around the scene you watched in the video (or you can see in the pictures) where Harry arrives in Diagon alley to go shopping for his first ever magic wand.

Task

Example playscript

Features of a playscript

Don’t forget to send me photos of your work. I very much look forward to reading them! Also, if you have access to Nessy please continue to access this at home.

Mini-Adventure

Monday: Using your knowledge from last week, add texture, tone and shade to your observational drawing.

Remember to use the strategies you practised last week to help you to add detail.

 

Tuesday: Today, we are going to use our imagination. You are going to create your own creature that may feature in a Harry Potter movie. We would like you to draw your creature using all of the art techniques learned last week.

Mild: You could mix these creatures to make one? Spicy: You could choose two or more of these creatures to create your own. 

 

Hot, Hot, Hot: Create a creature using your own imagination. You could use features from the above pictures, or simply choose your own.

Wednesday: Today, we would like you to design a habitat for your new creature to live in. Would your creature live under ground, under water, in a cave or somewhere completely made up?

Once, you have chosen your habitat, please draw a detailed picture, using the techniques learned.

Thursday: Using your own creations, we would like you to create a model of either your creature or your creature’s habitat. It is entirely your choice how you would like to create this; you may wish to use recycling waste or playdough.

Friday: Today we would like you to complete these 2 tasks:

  1. Finish your 3d creation by adding detail.
  2. Evaluate your design – What worked well? What would you differently next time? Did your design suit the purpose? How could you help others to create this in the future?

 

That is all of your learning completed for this week. Can you believe you have completed two weeks already? No nor can we! How time flies when you are learning about mythical creatures. Our next mini-adventure starts on Monday, I wonder what it could be? We would love to hear your thoughts! Have a lovely weekend everyone.

 

Week 1: Week beginning 6th January 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well at home. We have been busy planning lots of fun learning for you to be getting on with at home and we can’t wait to see what you have been up to! Don’t forget to email us. You will find our emails at the top of the class page.

Maths

For the rest of this week, we are going to be recapping the formal methods for the four operations. You have learnt how to do these in school however if you have forgotten you can follow the links to videos which will help you.

Wednesday: Today’s focus is addition and subtraction using the column method.

Video link for column addition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKDdV2mnfQ&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Video link for column subtraction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-alC8nhHkVE&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Today's challenges

Mild Learning Challenge

Spicy Learning Challenge

Hot Learning Challenge

Thursday: Today’s focus is multiplying using the formal method.

Today's Challenges

Mild: Video link for support - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpoISeAC6Wo&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Mild Learning Challenge

Spicy: Video link for support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGO5mNIyL1E&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Spicy Learning Challenge

Hot, Hot, Hot: Video link for support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7YZJ-kgNVQ&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Hot Learning challenge

Friday: Today’s focus is dividing using the formal method.

Today’s challenges

Video to support short division: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EcMON3F1yE&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Video to support long division: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYzWyu_jByk&feature=emb_logo&safe=active

Mild Learning Challenge

Spicy Learning Challenge

Hot, Hot, Hot Learning Challenge

Remember to continue using Maths Whizz and TT Rock Stars at home to support your maths learning. Please email your class teacher if you need your login details.

 

English

Our focus for this week and next week’s mini adventure is Mythical Creatures. We are going to be working towards a character description, setting description and eventually a playscript.

Wednesday: In lesson 1, we are going to start planning for a character description. Have a look at the pictures on your sheet. This character is Aragog from the Harry Potter films. Can you think of as many adjectives (describing words) to describe his appearance? Try using a thesaurus (you can access this online if you are able to) to come up with new and exciting words.

The learning challenges on the documents below have been labelled mild, spicy or hot. Complete the activity suitable for your ability. 

Wednesday

Thursday: Lesson 2 is all about using our senses. Look at the characters on the sheet. How do they move? How do they sound? What do they look like? How do they smell? Use the grids below the pictures to add words and phrases (a collection of words) to describe the creatures. Try to use exciting and varied vocabulary again.

Thursday

Friday: In today’s lesson we are going to explore figurative language. Have a look at the posters to help you to understand what the different terms mean. Now have a go at creating some of your own metaphors, similes and alliterative phrases to help really bring your descriptions to life.

Friday

Figurative language posters

 

Mini-Adventure

Wednesday: Line drawing and shading

Look at this quick clip to see how to use your pencil for detailed drawing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcqcjxs

Now look at this clip to see how to use your pencil for shading: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxyxfg8

Have a go at drawing something in using these techniques. Practice the different ways to draw and shade a picture. Have Fun!

 

Thursday: Texture and tone

Texture is the feeling, appearance or consistency of an object or material. 

It can be natural or man-made, functional or decorative. Artists try to replicate the texture of the subject to make their work look as realistic as possible.

Try practising these techniques with your pencil.

Practise using different textures like the ones above.

Friday 

Mild - Look at these pictures.

Use these pictures to create an observational drawing of the Harry Potter character, Aragog.

 

Spicy - Look at these pictures.

Choose one of these pictures to create an observational drawing.

 

Hot, Hot, Hot – Look at these pictures.

Choose any of the pictures from mild, spicy or hot, hot, hot, to draw an observational drawing.

 

This is everything for this week. We hope you have had lots of fun with your learning challenges and have loved seeing all of your learning. Remember if you haven’t yet sent us an email or Facebook message, get in touch.