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Week Beginning 1 March 2021

Parents and Carers

 

Sometimes we all need someone to turn to for advice and support. We're glad to help and are happy for you to talk to us. In addition to what we can offer, please click on the following link where you will find information about organisations that you might find useful. Thank you. 

 

https://www.mapledene.bham.sch.uk/information-for-parents-carers/

 

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please contact us at:

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Thank you.

smileyFriday 5th March 2021laugh

 

Good morning, everybody! It is our last day of home-schooling today. A great big huge massive WELL DONE to all of you and your families.

Here are your clues for today’s book:

Day 5

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Here is the timetable for today:

World Book Day picture

Lesson 1

x tables

Break

Lesson 2

Spelling

Lesson 3

Library

Lunch

Lesson 4

ICT

Lesson 5

World Book Day video and activities

 

Let’s start today by celebrating the GREEN ZONES superstars.

 

 

 Well done everybody.

 

In Doodle Maths, our green children are:

George G, Drake, Elarna, Lujaina, Lexi and Oliver

 

In Doodle Tables, our green children are:

Oliver, Charlie, Lexi, Lujaina, Harley, George G, Tyler and Drake

 

In Doodle English, our green children are:

Drake, George G, Dominique, Elarna, Lujaina, Oliver, Lexi and Charlie

 

In Doodle Spell, our green children are:

Elarna, Lujaina, Noah, Oliver, Lexi, Charlie, Drake, Harley and George G.

 

AND…merits for the children that are green in all of their doodles go to:

George G, Lexi, Drake, Lujaina and Oliver

 

If we have missed anyone please tell us at advice@mapledeneschool.com and we will rectify it as soon as possible!

 

Maths

Now it’s time to have a go at our times table speed test! We would like you to go onto the following website (as we usually do on a Friday morning):

 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/ 

Mild challenge: 1, 2, 5 and 10 x tables

Medium challenge: 3, 4, 6 and 8 x tables

Hot challenge: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 x tables

 

When you feel ready, remember to do the times table check and don’t forget to make a note of your score. Was it better than last time?

 

After all that hard work, give yourself a pat on the back and reward yourself by playing one or two of the times table games. They are fun and they will really help to get those tricky tables into your head.

 

English

Join us on Zoom for our very last Zoom quiz!

We would love to see as many of you there as possible as it is our chance to have some fun and give you some last instructions for your return to school next Monday.

 

Library

Choose a book from your shelf and find a quiet space. Now read peacefully for at least half an hour. Don’t let anything distract you.

 

ICT

Use this link:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

Last week, we got as far as learning the basics and animating our names. If you can, this week, try the Create a Story tutorial and see how much you can do with the different blocks in Scratch.

 

 

World Book Day

At 2.30pm click below and listen to a story. Which teacher will be reading today? What world will they transport you to?

 

Day 5

CHECK HERE AT 2.30 pm

 

After listening, you may want to visit the website below to learn all about this fabulous author.

 

https://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

Well done everyone. Thanks for all the hard work...we'll see you on Monday!

 

Thursday 4th March 2021

 

Good morning, everybody! Today is World Book Day! We’d love to see some pictures of you all dressed up in your book-inspired costume.

We will put up a picture of the staff from Years 3 and 4! See if you can guess which characters they have dressed up as?

 

 

And here’s your clues for today’s book:


 

World Book Day

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Severn Trent Water Livestream Event

 

Firstly today, we would like you to join us for a live lesson about wonderful water. We are very lucky to be joined by Justin Crilly from Severn Trent Water to tell us everything we need to know about the wonderful water around us.

Please click on the link below to join us at 9.15 am.

 

IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO GET ON, USE THE CLASSNAME

4M and 4S

 

 

CLICK HERE 

Here is the timetable for today:

World Book Day picture

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading

Lesson 3

English

Lunch

Lesson 4

Music

Lesson 5

World Book Day video and activities

 

Maths

We hope you enjoyed yesterday's challenges. Today, we would like to set you some area and perimeter problems to check that you have remembered everything we have covered over the last two weeks. 

Take a look at the worksheet below.


 

Reading

Today in reading, you have some time to practise the poem that you started learning yesterday, and then we would like you to attempt to read it off by heart. Perform your chosen poem to your family or send us a video of you!

 

 

English

Today in English, you are going to use all of the words and phrases that you have been building up so far this week to produce your own poem about a cat! We will be looking for fantastic vocabulary, alliteration, similes and metaphors to describe the cat. Please remember, it does not have to rhyme! Use the page border below to present your work or just use a nice piece of paper and decorate it yourself.

 

Cat Poems

Music

Click on this link for today's music lesson.

 

CLICK HERE 

 

World Book Day

At 2.30 come back here and listen to a story. Which teacher will be reading today? What world will they transport you to? After listening, you may want to complete one of the following activities, inspired by the book:

 

Here at 2.30 pm.

James and the Giant Peach - Year 3 and 4

We hope you enjoyed the story. It is easy to see why Roald Dahl is one of the world's favourite children's authors. Below there are some activities related to Roald Dahl for you to try.

surpriseWednesday 3rd March 2021cool

 

Good morning, everybody! Tomorrow is World Book Day, so this week there will be a big focus on reading stories that can take us to new, different and exciting worlds!

Every morning this week, a door will appear on your class page. The door will contain some pictures or clues about where it will take you, should you choose to enter. Then, every afternoon, a video will premiere on the Mapledene YouTube channel with a different teacher reading an extract from a book that will transport you to a different world.

Here’s your clue for today’s book:

Day 3

Still image for this video

Here is the timetable for today:

World Book Day picture

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading

Lesson 3

English

Lunch

Lesson 4

Zoom

Spanish

Lesson 5

World Book Day video and activities

 

 

Maths

Today is a real challenge. You will definitely need to engage your brains for this one. All the information is on the sheet.

Good luck mathemagicians.

 

 

Reading

For guided reading today, we want you to do something a little different. We’d like you to find a poem (this could be from a book or one that you have found online) and practise reading it aloud. This will help you to learn the poem off by heart, so that you can remember it even without having it in front of you. Practise today either alone or with an adult, trying to remember more of it from memory each time.

 

Here are some websites to help you find a poem that you like:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/browse#page=1&sort_by=recently_added&filter_poetry_children=1&topics=45&school-period=1951-present

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/best-poems-for-children-julia-donaldson

https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/famous/children/

Copy out some of your favourite poem and then join us at 1:30 pm today for a Zoom poetry lesson where we will be sharing our favourite poems with you. What is your favourite poem? Be ready to read aloud.

 

English

Alliteration with Mr Mac

What is alliteration? I hear you cry…well watch the video to find out. Then try to come up with some alliterative phrases to describe cat’s features. :-

Wiggly Whiskers

Perfect Paws

Twitchy Tails

You could try to use more than one adjective and then try to think of a verb and adverb that all start with the same letter. Like this:-

Terrific, twitchy, tails twirl tremendously on the table tops.

It takes a bit of thinking but it is worth the effort to make really effective sentences.


 

Cat Alliteration with Mr Mac

Zoom

At 1.30 pm join us for a Poetry Zoom and share your poetry with us. Don't worry if you haven't chosen one yet, listen to some of your friends reading and explaining their favourite poems. Mr. Mac also has a few favourites to share.

 

Spanish

es hora de unirse a Miss Cook nuevamente para un poco más de español.

or

It is time for more Spanish with Miss Cook. Watch the video below and let Miss Cook explain today's learning.

03 03 21 - Year 3 and 4 Spanish

Now make your own comic strip like this one.

World Book Day

At 2.30 pm, look below and listen to a story. Which teacher will be reading today? What world will they transport you to? After listening, you may want to complete one of the following activities, inspired by the book:

 

Come Back Here at 2.30 pm

Day 3

Wednesday 

 

Have you guessed where we are going today from the photo of the door?  
 
I wonder who will be reading part of the story at the end of the day. What do you think? 
 
An amazing thing about books is they are often turned into plays and/or films. 
 
Have a look at the website below and read through the information.  
 

https://www.narnia.com/behind-scenes-lion-witch-wardrobe/ 
 
Have a go at one of the activities below: 

 

Look at the picture below from the play when Lucy has just found Narnia for the first time. Can you describe how she is feeling? 
 

 

Or design and create a ticket for a play of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

winkTuesday 2nd March 2021smiley

 

Good morning, everybody! This Thursday (4th March) is World Book Day, so this week there will be a big focus on reading stories that can take us to new, different and exciting worlds!

Just like yesterday, a door has appeared on your class page. Later you can find a video on the Mapledene YouTube channel with a different teacher reading an extract from this book that will transport you to a different world.

Here are your clues for today’s book:

 


 

 

Day 2

Here is the timetable for today:

World Book Day picture

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading

Lesson 3

English

Lunch

Lesson 4

Science

Lesson 5

World Book Day video and activities

 

 

Maths

Today's maths lesson is all about investigation. There are lots of different ways to meet the challenge and find the answers. So put on your detective hats and use your brains to solve the challenge. There are 3 levels of challenge to try. Have fun!

 

Reading

In reading today, we are going to be reading an extract from Leila and the city of the cat goddess. After reading through the text, please answer the questions below.

 

English

SIMILE LESSON ABOUT CATS

Watch the video below and listen to Mr. Mac explaining today's lesson.

Then use the word bank that you created yesterday to write some fantastic sentences about cats that contain similes and maybe even a few metaphors. 

Remember:-

A simile describes something as being like or as something else.

The cat was as sneaky as a fox.

The cat was like a shadow in the darkness.

A metaphor says that something IS something else.

The cat was a shadow in the night.

Try to write sentences which describe

  • claws
  • eyes
  • fur
  • tails
  • paws

 

Similes and Metaphors

Science

Today in Science, we are going to continue looking at states of matter. Last week, we learned about solids, liquids and gases. But, interestingly, something that is a solid might not always be a solid.

 

Watch the BBC Bitesize video about changing states of matter:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/zydxmnb 

 

The best way to understand this concept is to think about the water cycle:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39

Now look at the worksheets below

World Book Day

At 2.30 pm, watch the video below and listen to the story. Which teacher will be reading today? What world will they transport you to? After listening, you may want to complete one of the following activities, inspired by the book:

Day 2 Miss Smith

 

 

Tuesday 

 

Have you guessed which world we are going to today? 
 
Watch the video below of the iconic map that is featured in the books. 
 
The Original Map 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYzAuFiR6cA 

 
Maybe you want to draw your own map of the forest like Miss Johnson has done below and come up with your own names and ideas.  
 

 
 
There is also this reading on the Waterstone YouTube channel:

 
 

 

World Book Day: Tales From Winnie the Pooh

Two books in one. This World Book Day flipbook contains Tales from Winnie-the- Pooh and My Treasure Hunt Trouble. TALES FROM WINNIE-THE-POOH: Filled with fav...

laughMonday 1st March 2021laugh

 

 

Good morning, everybody! This week is our final week of home learning - next Monday, we will all be back at school together! Yay!

 

That's not the only thing that we have to look forward to. This Thursday (4th March) is World Book Day, so this week there will be a big focus on reading stories that can take us to new, different and exciting worlds!

 

 

Every morning this week, a decorated door will appear on your class page. Each door will contain pictures, props or clues about where it will take you, should you choose to enter. Then, every afternoon, a video will premiere on the Mapledene YouTube channel with a teacher reading an extract from the book, which will transport you to a different world.

 

Here are your clues for today’s book:

Day 1

Open the door to a world of reading

Check back later to find out which teacher will be reading a book for you to escape with today!

 

Here is the timetable for today:

 

World Book Day door

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading

Lesson 3

English

Lunch

Lesson 4

PE

Lesson 5

World Book Day video and activities

 

 

Maths

In maths today, we are going to be looking at the area of rectilinear shapes a little more. Later in the week, we'll be using our knowledge to solve different area and perimeter challenges!

 

Today, we'd like you to do two tasks (see the PDF below). First, we'd like you to compare the areas of 4 different rectilinear shapes. You can calculate the area by counting the squares inside, or by splitting the shape into two different rectangles and using multiplication. This is a far more efficient method, and practising this method now will help prepare you for the challenges of next year in Year 5 and beyond. If you can't remember how to do this, please watch the following video:

Arrays & rectilinear shapes

Your second task is to draw some rectilinear shapes of your own that have a specific area.

Reading

Join us today for a reading lesson at 10:30am on Zoom, where we will be reading the information (see PDF below) all about the role of cats in ancient Egypt, including the goddess Bastet. If you can’t make the Zoom, please don’t worry, but we would like you to read through the following PowerPoint and learn about how important cats were.

 

After the Zoom or after you have read the information independently, create a glossary with the new or unusual vocabulary that you have come across. You might want to use some of the words on the example and come up with a definition of your own, or you may want to look for words of your own.

English

This week, we are going to be building up to writing our own poetry about cats! We’re going to start by finding a list of words or phrases that we could use to describe cats, their appearance and how they move.

Start by watching the following video about cats:

Check out the Pro Plan True Nature website: http://puri.na/1Hp91Je for videos and photo tips for capturing and feeding your cat's True Nature. Cats are some ...

Then, we’d like to you fill the cat outline with a list of adjectives you could use to describe the cat, or adverbs that you could use to describe how it moves.

 

We'd like you to steer away from using words like cute or fluffy. Challenge yourself to think of better vocabulary, like:

  • agile
  • swift
  • predatory

 

To help you to do this, use a thesaurus. You can do this by using a book, looking online or on Google to uplevel words by finding synonyms. This will help you find and use more interesting or powerful vocabulary in your poem.

 

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning:

  • words such as happy, cheerful and merry.

  • words such as sad, miserable and heartbroken.

PE

It's that time of the week again to get active! We'd like you to do something that gets your heart beating and your blood pumping for at least half an hour. 

 

In school today we will be doing the run a mile challenge again, so if you are able to, get out and go for a 1 mile run or walk (or maybe even skate, scoot or cycle). You can go further than a mile if you like, it’s all good exercise. See if you can convince some of the family to get out with you.

                                     

If you can’t get out then try the walk a mile inside your house challenge or the walk on the spot for 1 mile challenge (it usually takes about 20 minutes to walk a mile so just get moving for 20 minutes and you will start to feel fitter and healthier).

 

World Book Day activities

Have you figured out which book we are escaping to today? At 2:30pm, head to the YouTube channel and listen to the story. Which teacher will be reading? What world will they transport you to?

 

After listening, you may want to complete one of the following activities, inspired by the book:

 

Head to this website to find out more about the author and books:

http://lizpichon.com 

 

Here you can watch the video of Liz drawing Mr Fullerman from the story:

Liz Pichon shows you how to draw Mr Fullerman

Mr Mac Book Week

Please send us pictures of your hard work, at advice@mapledeneschool.com!

 

Miss Smith & Mr Mac

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