Friday 22nd May – Challenge of the day!

 

Good morning and happy Friday! The last day before half term! I am collecting all of your updates this week and for one long update! As next week is half term, I won’t be setting any work on the class page or on Purple Mash.  All activities on Purple Mash have been extended until the week after half term.

Yesterdays challenge was all about Harry Potter and unscrambling the words. How did you do?

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For todays challenge,  I have set another family challenge  – called Rebus .A rebus is a code or reference where pictures, letters, or symbols represent certain words or phrases.

During the Middle Ages, many families used rebuses to symbolise their family names or crest. In the modern age, rebuses are typically used as challenging riddles or puzzles and now are a regular in family quizzes!  Rebus (pronounced ree-buhs) is derived from the Latin phrase nōn verbīs sed rebus, meaning “not by words but by things.”

So, to solve these challenges, you need to say what you see. In the example below, you can see a th under storm –  so the answer is thunderstorm!

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Have fun solving the rebus family challenge!

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Writing task –  This week, I would like you to have a go at trying to write a funny story in no more than 500 words – which you can then enter for the ‘A Write Laugh’ story competition. Full details can be found here A Write Laugh and in the poster below.

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So far this week, you have looked at inspiration for writing from your own experiences, created your own funny or quirky character, written hooks for your story and used a story map to plan your story. Today, is all about writing your funny story!

Task 5 – Write your story.
Use all the learning from this week to create your own funny story in less than 500 words. This can then be entered for the ‘A Write Laugh’ competition – which closes on 31st May 2020 – its your choice to enter!

Maths task – continuing with fractions, today, we are going to be adding two fractions where the answer could be greater than 1 on BBC Bitesize – Fractions Friday. You will need to watch the videos and record your notes in your workbook.  Then, have a go at the suggested activities.

Topic Task – After half term, our learning will change to our geography topic of Rivers.  For today, I would like you to watch the videos All about mountains on BBC Bitesize. Record notes in your workbook – choosing whichever method you prefer and try out the suggested activities.

Then, I would like to start a research project – called – The Journey of the River Severn – this will help you for our learning after half term.   You will need to research the following:

*the mountains where the river severn starts
*which towns does the River Severn pass through
*which other water sources or rivers join the River Severn
*where does the River Severn finish
*how long is the River Severn
*how does the width of the river change on its journey

During your research, you may wish to record a glossary of geographical vocabulary.  You can present your research how you choose – a mind map would be a fantastic way to record all your thinking – you could use different colours for each of the different questions. Try not to write too much detail – as each week after half term, you will have a research task all about rivers – good luck!

Science task – Whirlpools! In science, we have been learning all about different reactions and have carried out lots of different investigations.  Well today, I though it would be fun if you created your own vortex tornado or whirlpool!

First, watch the video Creating a tornado in a bottle.  Observe what happens to the different liquids in the bottles and then record your ideas in your workbook.

Then have a go at making one yourself!.  You will need two empty plastic bottles.  Fill one of them 3/4 full with water. Tape the neck ends of the bottles together tightly – Duck tape is really good to use here! Turn the bottles so the liquid filled one is on top and give the bottles a swirl. You will cause the water to move in a circle and cause a tornado. You could try using coloured liquid too! Have fun – but this investigation would be best done outside!

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Have a fun-tastic day! Please keep your updates coming through to our class email class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk so that I can share all your brilliant learning with the class!

Keep smiling!

Mrs T 🙂

 

Thursday 21st May – Challenge of the day!

 

Good morning – I hope you are all having a good week so far! Thank you for all your updates and emails – I do really enjoy hearing from you all!

Yesterday, you were asked to solve The Solar System crossword. How did you do? You can check out the answers here!

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Todays challenge, is all about Harry Potter!  Below, is a word scramble, all about Harry Potter. How many word scrambles can you solve?

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Writing task –  This week, I would like you to have a go at trying to write a funny story in no more than 500 words – which you can then enter for the ‘A Write Laugh’ story competition. Full details can be found here A Write Laugh and in the poster below.

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So far this week, you have looked at inspiration for writing from your own experiences, created your own funny or quirky character and written hooks for your story. Today, is all about planning our story using a story map.

Task 4 – Create a story map
Using the learning you have done so far, story map your own story, including the key events which will make your reader howl. You can choose how to present your story map, but must remember to include the character you designed on Tuesday and the hooks you created yesterday.

Remember, the purpose of your story is make the audience laugh – keep this in mind when planning your story. Also, you only have 500 words, so it might be useful, if you planned the story in sections, you could include a rough word count to help keep you on track.

Maths task – Fractions – We are continuing with our fraction learning today and today focussing on adding and subtracting fractions. Have a look at the BBC Bitesize Add and subtract fractions within 1 and then have a go at the suggested activities.-

Science task – all about water!
On Purple Mash, I have added a presentation all about water and how changes of state can happen.  Please use the presentation and record notes in your workbook to help with your scientific understanding.

Task 1 – All about ice!
For this investigation,  you will place two or three ice cubes on some cling film stretched over a container of warm water and observe what happens and consider the questions below:
What do you see in the container?
What can you observe on the cling film?
What processes are occurring?
Record your observations and scientific thinking in your workbook.

Task 2 – Reversing changes
For this investigation, you will need to work with your grown up to boil a kettle and hold a plate or mirror over the ‘steam’ and observe what happens. Consider the questions below and record your observations and scientific thinking in your workbook.
How can this gas be turned back into a liquid? Can you reverse the change?
Watch your teacher demonstrate this process.
What can you see?
Which processes have you observed?
How has the temperature caused these processes?

Task 3- salt and ice
For this investigation, you will need to put two ice cubes into two cups. Put a teaspoon of salt on one ice cube and observe what happens over a few minutes. If you have a thermometer, you can also observe how the temperature in the beakers changes. Consider the questions below when recording your scientific thinking.
What do you notice happening to the two ice cubes?
What process is occurring?
What happened to the temperature in the different glasses?

Task 4- Create a science knowledge poster
Using what you have learnt today, create a knowledge poster all about water and the three different changes of state which water can go though.  Remember to use scientific language and diagrams in your poster to support your understanding.

Challenge – What about Chocolate?
Does chocolate act in the same way as water? Can you create your own investigation to find out what happens when chocolate is frozen, and how quickly it melts? Write your investigation in your work book, then carry out the investigation and record your observations and what you have found out.

Please do keep sending your updates to our class email class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk so that I can share all your fab learning on our class page!

Have a great day!

Mrs T 🙂

 

 

Wednesday 20th May – Challenge of the day!

 

Good morning class 4 – we are halfway through the week again – and closer to ‘half term’!

Yesterday, you were asked to solve another Sudoku – how did you do? Here are the answers.

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For todays challenge, I would like you to try another crossword – this one is all about The Solar System! Good luck!

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Writing task –  This week, I would like you to have a go at trying to write a funny story in no more than 500 words – which you can then enter for the ‘A Write Laugh’ story competition. Full details can be found here A Write Laugh and in the poster below.

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So far this week, you have looked at inspiration for writing from your own experiences, and created your own funny or quirky character. Today, is all about creating a hook and a plot.

Task 3 – A hook and a plot
This task is all about creating a hook and a plot for your story.  Taking inspiration from task 1 – today, you need to create a hook for your story.  Remember, the purpose of a hook is to quickly grab the readers attention and to make them want to read on!

Have a look at the ‘hook a reader’ examples below – these are similar to our ‘hook a duck reader’ we used in class earlier this year.

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How will you grab the readers attention? You can write your notes and your hooks in your workbook – you may even want to record a few hooks and mind map around them how your ideas will develop with the hook.

Maths task – Fractions – Today, we are continuing with our fraction learning  – and focussing on ordering and comparing fractions. I would like you to watch the video on BBC Bitesize about  Ordering and comparing fractions.  Then, have a go at the suggested activities.

Reading Task – First News – Yesterday, Your task was to read First News and to summarise the news stories in no more than 20 bullet points.  Today, I would like to use First News again – focussing on the Special Report on page 11 – about Max and Keira’s Law,
Then, have a go at answering the following questions – using A.P.E where appropriate.
1 – What is Max and Keira’s Law?
2 – How will the law help with organ donation?
3 – Why did Max need to have an organ transplant and how was he helped before he received Keira’s heart?
4 – Who made the decision to donate Keira’s organs  and how many people has she helped?
5 –  Where can people find our more information?
6 – Summarise Max and Keira’s Law.

Topic and D& T task – Hillforts – interactive book
Today, you are going to be learning all about hillforts, and how the way people lived changed in the Iron Age. Firstly – have a go at sequencing the homes  in chronological order – Remember, that when sequencing you are looking at the order in which the homes would have been used.

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Next, on Purple Mash, I have added a presentation all about Hillforts – read through the presentation and record notes in your workbook.

Then, read the information about  Danebury and Maiden Castle  and make further notes in your workbook on each of the hillforts.

Then, use this information to create your own interactive book about hillforts which will be used to inform people by using multi sensory flaps and pockets. Full details is in the powerpoint on Purple Mash!

Have fun making your interactive books – don’t forget to send your updates to our class email address class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk

have a great day!

Mrs T 🙂

Class update – 19/05/20

 

What a busy few days it has been and since the weather is now turning nicer, a lot of you have been enjoying your learning outside!

Izzy has had great fun with her family building a massive tent in their garden! Tonight they are camping under the stars! Good Luck!

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Lewis has built his own robot today, and then went swimming in his back garden after finishing his workout with Joe Wicks! What a brilliant robot Lewis! Well done!

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Rosie has been busy mastering fractions, completing daily challenges thinking about her ‘Write a Laugh’ story too!  Well done Rosie – Keep it up!

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Ben has also worked hard on his fractions and daily challenges too! Well done Ben!

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George has been learning lots of new skills at home to help his mum and the environment. He has investigated how to grow vegetables from their scraps – starting with carrots, learnt about car maintenance checks and what goes where. He has also been cooking at home, including pizza and keeping both active and creative too! Well done George!

Brandon had super fun with the chocolate challenge – so much so that the family completed another one too! Keep it up Brandon!

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In the Turner house, we have been preparing the pups ready for their new homes. Jack went yesterday, Cooper is going this evening and Lola, our little girl goes on Saturday. Murphy is staying with us!

Here is the last picture of all of them together! From left to right – Cooper, Murphy, Jack and Lola.

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Have a good evening!

Mrs T 🙂

Tuesday 19th May – Challenge of the day!

 

Good morning again – I hope you are all safe and well and ready for another busy day

Yesterday, you were asked to complete the ‘Bodies of Water’ crossword. Here are the answers for you. How did you do?

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For todays challenge, I would you to have another go at a Sudoku. So many of you have said how you are enjoying these – so here is another one! Good luck!

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Writing task –  This week, I would like you to have a go at trying to write a funny story in no more than 500 words – which you can then enter for the ‘A Write Laugh’ story competition. Full details can be found here A Write Laugh and in the poster below.

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Yesterday, you looked at inspiration for writing from your own experiences, and today, your task is all about creating a funny or quirky character.

Task 2 – Create a funny character
A quirky character does really make a story more fun and interesting.  So, this task is all about creating your own quirky and funny character. The first part is about drawing or making your own character, and then writing notes about the characteristics of your character.  The notes can be done in many ways, they can be done around the character, or as notes. The choice is yours.

Remember, you don’t have a lot of words for your story, so you need to make sure your descriptions use show not tell and other devices we have learnt during the year.

Maths task –  Today, I would like you to have a go at the following four tasks.  You will need to complete your working out in your maths workbook.

Task 1 – How old is the teacher?

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Task 2 – The Tree Problem

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Task 3 – The number problem

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Task 4 – The Rectangle problem

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Reading task – First News
Today, I would like you read the most recent copy of First News and then summarise the contents of the newspaper in no more than 20 bullet points. First News 15-21 May

ICT – Logo Commands
Over the last 6 weeks on Purple Mash, you have learnt how to use Logo commands to solve many different problems.  Today, I would like you to write about all the different Logo Commands you have learnt about and used in your problem solving.  You can access the completed problems in the own folder on Purple Mash, and you might want to organise your learning based on the problem you were solving. This can be completed in your workbook or electronically – the choice is yours.

If you want some additional ICT learning to do, have a look at Dance Mat Typing on BBC Bitesize – there are four different levels you can use to help to learn to touch type. This will be a valuable skill and a good way to learn touch typing too!

Don’t forget to keep on sending your updates to our class email class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk.

Have a good day!

Mrs T

 

 

Shropshire Homes Virtual School Games – Week 1 – Dodgeball

Good afternoon class!

You may remember last week that Miss Howells posted information about the Shropshire Homes Virtual School Games starting this week.

Our week 1 challenge – starting 18/05/20  for the Shropshire Homes Virtual School Games is Dodgeball.  

Information on how to complete the Dodgeball challenge is here  – week 1 – Dodgeball

Remember, full information regarding the Virtual Games  and how to participate can be found here Virtual-School-Games-Important-Information-1 or by visiting the website https://www.energizestw.org.uk/virtual-school-games.  Each week, I will be adding details of each challenge!

Enjoy and have fun!

Mrs T 🙂

Monday 18th May – Challenge of the day!

 

Welcome back to a new week! I hope you all had a good weekend and are refreshed and eager to start the week!

On Friday, I set a family chocolate bar challenge. How many did your family manage to recognise? Here are the answers!

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For todays challenge, I would like you to have a go at a crossword all about ‘Bodies of Water’

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PSHE task- I have found this fun game all about social distancing, which I thought I would share with you all! It is called ‘Can you save the world?’. It helps to understand why we have to be socially distant from people.  Have a go at the game here Can you save the world?   and see if you can save the world!

Writing task –  Last week, you all created a short story based on the Maunsell Forts, in the River Thames. This week, I would like you to have a go at trying to write a funny story in no more than 500 words – which you can then enter for the ‘A Write Laugh’ story competition. Full details can be found here A Write Laugh and in the poster below.

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Have a look at the author masterclasses which are available on the Authorfy website. There are some fantastic ideas on how to create your own funny 500 words from authors and some ideas you might want to magpie! Over the course of the week, I will be setting challenges relating to ‘A Write Laugh’ and writing your own 500 word  funny short story but here is an outline of the five tasks.

Task 1 – Inspiration for writing
We take a lot of inspiration from our own experiences. Write down a list of things that have happened which have made you laugh.  Then, choose the best three and create a mind map about the event – this is the birth of your funny story.

Task 2 – Create a funny character
A quirky character does really make a story more fun and interesting.  So, this task is all about creating your own quirky and funny character. The first part is about drawing or making your own character, and then writing notes about the characteristics of your character.

Task 3 – A hook and a plot
This task is all about creating a hook and a plot for your story.  Taking inspiration from task 1 – create a hook for your story.  How will you grab the readers attention? Use the ‘hook a reader’ examples to help!

Task 4 – Create a story map
Using the learning you have done so far, story map your own story, including the key events which will make your reader howl.

Task 5 – Write your story.
Use all the learning from this week to create your own funny story in less than 500 words. This can then be entered for the ‘A Write Laugh’ competition – which closes on 31st May 2020.

More guidance and information for each task will be given daily, so please remember to check-in with our class page!

Maths task – Fractions. Today, your maths task is all about fractions – which we covered last term. Firstly, I would like you to watch the BBC Bitesize on  Equivalent Fractions. This is a recap of learning we have already covered, but I would still like you record notes in your maths workbook to support your understanding. Then I would like you to have a go at the suggested activities.

Next, I would like you watch the two videos on BBC Bitesize all about converting improper fractions and record notes in your maths workbook to support your understanding.  Then have a go at the suggested activities to apply your learning.

Reading task – Today is all about language and humour and will help with your weekly writing task! Watch the Daily Book Club video on BBC Bitesize Book club and then answer the questions in your workbook. Remember to magpie any good vocabulary or phrases which you could use in your own short story for “A Write Laugh’.

If you want more learning to do, there are activities on Purple Mash, which you can access, or have a go at the  Guardians – Defenders of Mathematica on  BBC Bitesize  – its a fun and challenging game!

Have fun today, and don’t forget to keep sending your updates to our class email address class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk

Mrs T 🙂

 

 

 

Class update – 15.05.20

 

It’s hard to believe it is Friday again already! You have all been super busy over the last few days it’s been hard to keep up!

Brandon has been super busy with completing the building project with his dad and Nate. The games room looks absolutely awesome! Well done!

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Brandon has also enjoyed our daily challenges and trying to name the different cartoon characters from Thursday!

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Rosie has been enjoying learning all about StoneHenge and perimeter and area in maths. She has also used her maths and english skills to make some delicious chocolate cookies!

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Ben has been investigating gases in science and created his dancing raisins. He has also challenged himself with some additional area learning and written a short story based on the Maunsell Forts.  Keep it up Ben!

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I have also added lots more excellent learning to our shared display board on Purple Mash – please do have a look at all the fantastic learning which has been taking place whilst at home!

In the Turner house, we have been busy with our science investigations – making the dancing raisins, wind turbines, lava lamps and planting flowers!

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Have a fantastic weekend – Don’t forget the family chocolate bar challenge – how many can you name!

Keep smiling!

Mrs T 🙂

Friday 15th May – Challenge of the day!

 

Good morning everyone – the end of another week – which seems to have flown by! I hope you are all well and ready for todays activities!

Yesterdays challenge: Yesterday, you were asked to name the cartoon characters – how many did you name?

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Todays challenge is all about chocolate bars! During the week, we did an online quiz in The Turner House, one of the rounds was all about chocolate bars – This got me thinking about a family challenge for you all! How many chocolate bars can you and your family name? Good luck! I will share the answers on Monday so you also have the weekend to name them all!!

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Weekly writing task – Creating a short story- Task 5

This week, is all about deserted places and descriptions – and links to our class text ‘Floodland’. I would like you to look at the image below and complete the daily tasks.

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So far, you have described the scene, created a character,  looked at a plot for your story and written a ‘hook’ and planned your story. Today, you are going to be writing your short story.

Task 5 – Write your short story. – Bring together everything you have done to create your own short story. You can choose how to write your story, in your workbook, or using technology. You can even choose to illustrate your story. If you wish, you can use Purple Mash, to write and illustrate your own story.

Remember to send your stories to our class email class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk so that I can share them all on our class pages! You might also choose Purple Mash to write your story!

STEM Project – Create your own Lava Lamp 

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You have all worked so hard all week, I thought it would fun if you used your STEM skills and made your own lava lamp! This will also develop your science understanding of mixtures and reactions! They are really easy to make! Have a look at the video below.

I have attached simple instructions below!

 

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Have a go at making different coloured lava lamps and don’t forget to send pictures of your lava lamps to our class email class.fourteacher@taw.org.uk

Have a fantastic day!

Mrs T 🙂