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Week Beginning 8 February 2021

Parents and Carers

 

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To share completed work, or if you require any help or advice with the work that has been set,

please contact us at:

advice@mapledeneschool.com

Thank you. 

broken heartFriday 12th February 2021heart

 

Here is the timetable for today:

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Spelling

Lesson 3

Library

Lunch

Lesson 4

Art

Lesson 5

ICT

 

All instructions and resources can be found below.

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

 

In Doodle Maths, our green children are:

Marshall, Freddie, Elarna, Lujaina, Harry, Noah, Oliver, Lexi, Charlie, Grace, Harley, Leo, George G, Tyler, Alex, Drake and Will

 

In Doodle Tables, our green children are:

Marshall,  Lujaina, Oliver, Lexi, Charlie, Grace, Jacobi, Leo, George G, Tyler, Alex, Drake, Harley, Amelia and William

 

In Doodle English, our green children are:

Elarna, Oliver, Charlie, Marshall, Grace, Jacobi, Lexi, George G, Alex, Leo, Harley, Drake, Tyler and Will

 

In Doodle Spell, our green children are:

Grace, Elarna, Lexi, Oliver, Charlie, Jacobi, Alex, George G, Finley D, Tyler, Leo, Harley, Will and Drake

 

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

Oliver, Lexi, Charlie, Grace, Leo, Harley, George G, Tyler, Alex, Drake and Will

Great work everyone.

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.

 

Spelling

Have you been practising your spellings? These are the spellings from two weeks ago as we did not have a dictation Zoom last Friday.

We hope so. Join us on Zoom for a spelling dictation and test yourself to see if you can get them all right.

When you finish open the power-point below and check to see if you were successful.

You can also see if you got all the other words right too and if you remembered all the right punctuation.

Can’t join us for Zoom? Don’t panic, just ask someone to open the power-point and read out the sentences to you.

You will get your next set of spellings after half term.

Library

Shhhhhhh! You need to be really quiet in the library. After a nice break, what better way to relax than to settle down with a good book. Find a book and get stuck into it for at least 30 minutes… maybe even longer if you are really enjoying it.

Nothing exciting to read at home?

Don’t worry, watch the video below of Michael Rosen telling stories. He is very funny!!!

Michael Rosen The Strict Compilation | HD REMASTERED | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

ART

To finish the half term artistically, why not try this?

Turn yourself into an Ancient Egyptian. You need to look your best for the journey into the afterlife, so find a picture of yourself or print one out (you can draw yourself if you can’t find a picture to use). Now draw your Egyptian headdress and outfit. If you are allowed to draw on the photo, add Egyptian make up too. WOW, you look amazing!

Send your pictures too advice@mapledeneschool.com so Miss Smith and Mr Mac can enjoy them too.

 

ICT

Coding. How about a different challenge today? Try this:

https://studio.code.org/projects/public

On this page, there are lots of projects created by children just like you. Dance parties, games, art, etc. Open one or two and when you find one you like, click on view code in the top right-hand corner. Then you can remix the code to turn it into your own creation. This is a lot of fun and something you can continue to do over half term to keep you busy. Enjoy!

 

Have a super rest over half term everybody, mums and dads, nans and grandads too, you deserve it.

We will see you all again on the 22nd of February.

Miss Smith & Mr Mac

Safer Internet Day

 

Start the day by doing this safer internet quiz. Do you know how to stay safe online. Click on the link below to find out. 

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/safer-internet-day-2021-quiz-0

 

coolThursday 11th February 2021cool

 

Here is the timetable for today:

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Writing

Lesson 3

Reward Time

Lunch

Lesson 4

PE

Lesson 5

Music

 

All instructions and resources can be found below.

 

Maths

Well done for all of your hard work on perimeter this week. Today is our final day on perimeter and you are going to draw out some shapes of your own, with specified perimeters.

Watch Mr Mac draw some shapes here:

Perimeter Challenge

Writing

In writing today, we would like you to use your knowledge of the afterlife to create your own comic strip about the journey! This could be about Ani, who we read about yesterday, or it could be a character of your choice – it is up to you.

In the comic strip, we want you to include the following parts:

  • The “Opening of the Mouth” ceremony
  • A long, hazardous journey through the underworld
  • Reading the book of spells
  • Reaching the judgement hall
  • Heart weighed against the feather
  • Successfully making it into the afterlife OR having the heart tossed to Ammit, the devourer

You can break these stages up into as many pictures as you like. Please write small captions to explain what is happening at each stage of the journey. Add colour when you have finished, and send us your masterpieces.

If you are printing off a comic strip template on the PDF below, BE CAREFUL not to send the whole document to the printer – choose the page(s) that you want to use and only print off what you need!

Reward Time

As a treat for receiving no behaviour points this term (unless your parents have adopted the same behaviour policy as school, of course), you are still receiving your Reward Time today, as normal! Have an hour to do something you REALLY enjoy. Play a game, play some sports, jog around the garden, convince your family to sit down for a board game, watch a video... the choice is yours.

Well done, you deserve it for all of your hard work.

 

PE

Gymnastics

It is the last gymnastic lesson of the half term. So we would like you to make up a gymnastic routine in your garden or living room. It should contain at least one jump, one balance and one roll. Hopefully more!

Practise your sequence until it is perfect and then invite someone to watch it and tell you what they enjoyed. If you can, get someone to take action shots and send them to us so that we can see your brilliance. Extra points for colourful outfits and pointy toes. 

Have fun!

Music

 

Hello Year 4

This week we will finish learning the song ‘Bringing us Together’. First of all, click on the link below to warm up your bodies and voices. Make you sure you have clicked on the tab ‘Move to the Pulse’ and have fun following the actions.

 

https://charanga.com/resources/36878-flexible-games-track-bringing-us-together

 

Now, click on this link to learn the song. Start by revising the chorus from last week and then move to the bridge section.

 

https://charanga.com/resources/36874-learn-to-sing-the-song-bringing-us-together

 

This week we are going to make our own version of the Ancient Egyptian Sistrum.  Click on the link below to download the instructions (you do not need to print these).

When you have made your instrument click on the link to listen to some traditional Egyptian Music and play along to the beat.

 

Miss Sanders

 

 

Egyptian Music

 

We Hope you have enjoyed the day. 

One more day to go. Come on Team 4,

WE CAN DO THIS!!!

winkWednesday 10th February 2021laugh

 

Here is the timetable for today:

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading

Lesson 3

Grammar

Lunch

Lesson 4

History

Lesson 5

Spanish

 

All instructions and resources can be found below.

 

Maths

We’re going to start today with a times table grid :

 

Then, we are going to have a go at some problem solving with perimeter. If you can’t remember how to calculate the perimeter of a 2D shape, check back to yesterday’s learning and watch the videos again.

Please choose either Mild, Medium or Hot

Reading

Re-read through the text from yesterday about the journey through the afterlife. We’d like you to make a list of notes about key information to remember.

Then, watch the BBC video below and add anything that you think is important to your list of notes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-the-afterlife-in-ancient-egypt/zvphf4j

 

Finally, your task is to look at the PDF below and order each stage in the journey to the afterlife, from beginning to end. You can do this however you would like – print off the sheet and cut each stage out and physically order them, number them 1-8 or write them out by hand in the correct sequence. There is an answer sheet just below, which has each stage in the correct order, with a space above for an illustration. Have a little look at this sheet, as tomorrow we will be making something very similar ourselves – a comic strip about the journey through the afterlife!

Spooky!

Grammar

Doodle has been a bit temperamental (big word alert) but hopefully, yes it should all be working perfectly today. Have a go at your Doodle extras on Doodle English today and see how the new update looks.

 

History

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-the-afterlife-in-ancient-egypt/zvphf4j 

Remember how the Egyptians used a book of magic spells, the Book of the Dead, to help them through the perilous journey through the underworld? Hopefully, you have watched the video above, showing just how important (and long) these spells might have been! Now, the spells would have been written in hieroglyphics.

Thinking about the dangers of the underworld (like the lakes of fire and the fearsome creatures, not to mention the forty-two gods and the devourer) we would like you to come up with some of your own spells that might help an Egyptian successfully make it through to the afterlife.

Using the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs sheet, write out a spell or two of your choice. You can always use teabags, coffee or rips to make your Book of the Dead seem old and battered.

Spanish

Finalmente, este miércoles por la tarde, acomódese para un poco de español con Miss Cook.

Or in English if you would prefer...

Finally, this Wednesday afternoon, settle in for some Spanish with Miss Cook.

 

This week in Spanish, we are continuing to work on animals. Can you remember any of the animals we learnt last week? Can you say them in English and in Spanish? 

Re-watch Miss Cook’s video below to recap the animals we are learning.

Year 3 and 4 Spanish - 10.02.21

Now you have recapped, have a go at the sheet below. Can you match the animal in words to the animal picture?  

The second task is asking you to write some sentences. We will be reusing the phrases ‘I like…’ and ‘I don’t like…’. Can you remember how we say these? 

I like = Me gusta… 

I don’t like = No me gusta… 

We are also going to be using the phrases ‘I have…’ and ‘I don’t have…’. 

I have = Yo tengo… 

I don’t have = No tengo 

Can you write some sentences using these phrases based on animals? 

Miss Smith and Mr Mac hope that you have had a great day. 

Only two more days to go...and if you work REALLY hard then we will let you have next week off.

Great work Team 4!

heartTuesday 9th February 2021heart

 

Here is the timetable for today:

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading

Lesson 3

Grammar

Lunch

Lesson 4

Science

 

All instructions and resources can be found below.

 

Maths

We are continuing with our work on perimeter today. Watch the following video and then have a go at completing the sheets below.  The expectation is that everybody completes the first sheet, but we would love to see you complete the extension too if you need a bigger challenge.

Math Antics - Perimeter

Reading

Today in Guided Reading, we are going to discover a little bit more about what the Egyptians believed happened after they had been mummified. We will be encountering Osiris, the God of the underworld, a little more throughout the week.

Today, we’d like you to read through the information below. Make sure to research any vocabulary that you are unsure of, or ask an adult to help you make sense of the word in context.

Grammar

Breaking News

Change of plan today! As some children are having a few issues with Doodle today, we have decided instead to ask you to have a go at the Grammar Mystery below. It will get you thinking about lots of the grammar that we have covered this year and if you get it right then you will find out WHODUNNIT!!!

Good luck detectives.

Science

In Science today, we are going to be making a string telephone, like the one below:

This can be made using a whole variety of objects, from tin cans to paper cups to yoghurt pots. Here are some instructions for you to follow to make one of your own (if possible):

String Telephones

String Telephones

Students investigate how sound travels through string and air. First, they analyze the sound waves with a paper cup attached to a string. Then, they combine ...

We hope you have a good day.

 

See you for more great learning tomorrow.

laughMonday 8th February 2021laugh

 

 

Good morning and welcome to another week of home learning, Year 4! We wanted to start today by saying that you (and the people at home who are supporting you!) have done exceptionally well this half term, and we are now into the final week of Spring 1. You've got five days of learning to go, and then you can have a good rest and lots of time for yourself over half term.

 

 

So for now, it's on with our learning! Here's our timetable for today:

 

Lesson 1

Maths

Break

Lesson 2

Reading (& Zoom)

Lesson 3

Grammar

Lunch

Lesson 4

PE

Lesson 5

PSHE

 

 

Maths

First up today, it's maths. We'd like you to begin by completing these 8 warm-up fluency questions:

 

1) 3467 + 1298

2) 4590 - 2723

3) 37 x 4

4) 249 x 5

5) 5612 + 594

6) 372 x 6

7) 7902 - 3413

8) 461 x 6

 

And now, we are going to be doing some learning about perimeter this week. We'd like you to begin by visiting the following website:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9wbn9q

 

Please scroll down the page and complete the activities/quiz too. Once you have finished, here is your task for this morning.

 

There are 3 different levels on the PDF worksheets below, from 1-star to 3-stars. There are also 2 different versions of each level:

 

If you have a printer and you have a ruler at home: 

Print off the sheets and use a ruler to measure each side of the 2D shapes and then calculate their perimeter.

If do not have a printer and/or a ruler at home:

The second version of the each starred sheets have dimensions already written onto the shapes, so you can work out the perimeter without measuring the lengths yourself.

 

Of course, if you'd like an extra challenge, have a go at both the one whether you have to measure yourself and the one where you have been given specific measurements! We'll be super impressed.

Reading

For reading today, we would like you to finish reading the story of Osiris. You should have read Chapters 1 and 2 last week and answered some questions on the text so far. Today, read the 3rd and final chapter. We are going to come across Osiris later on in the week again, so it is really important that you complete this short story today!

 

If you are able to, join us on Zoom at 10:30am where we will read through the chapter together and you will have the opportunity to ask or answer any questions. 

 

After you have read the chapter, or joined in with the Zoom lesson, here is your challenge:

 

You must write a summary of the story of Osiris. You should include all of the key points (the most important parts) that somebody would need to know in order for the story to make sense. But here's the challenge part... your summary of the story should be less than ten sentences, so you will have to keep it brief and stick to the facts. Eek! Good luck!

Grammar

Well, Year 4, we have covered a lot of different objectives in grammar over this half term, including:

  • expanded noun phrases
  • prepositions
  • fronted adverbials
  • pronouns
  • rhetorical questions
  • time conjunctions

 

Wow!

 

In grammar today, we would like you to log onto Doodle and complete the Added Extras. We will be adding new Added Extras every day this week so that you have the opportunity to practise and revise some of these objectives. This is really important, so that you can keep on top of all of the new learning that you have done and will remember it when you are back at school.

 

This is also a very good opportunity for you to catch up on any missed work or to have another go at it if you are a little less confident with something. We will be checking who is completing this work on Doodle this week, so go get those stars!

 

 

PE

It's PE time again, so please go and get active this afternoon. We'd like you to follow the link and do PE with Joe Wicks today. This video is from last Wednesday and includes a capital cities quiz alongside all of the exercises.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oghd99FTX4c

 

If you have already completed this workout, feel free to choose a different one (you could even try the one from this morning!) or make up a circuit of your own. Try to keep moving for at least 20 minutes, and then have a rest and a glass of water.

 

PSHE

For our final lesson of the day, we are going to be thinking a little more about the Egyptian afterlife. Later this week, you will be designing, writing and illustrating your very own comic strip all about the journey into the afterlife for the ancient Egyptians, which will be awesome!

 

As you will learn this week, THE key moment of the Egyptian's journey into the afterlife was when their heart was weighed against a feather. This was to see whether their heart was light and pure, or heavy and full of sin!

 

We'd like you to draw your own feather today, or print off the PDF version below, and add lots of inscriptions along it, to explain why your heart is light and pure. Remember, hearts can get weighed down by guilt or wrongdoing, so it's important to focus on the moments in your life or the qualities that you have that you are most proud of.

 

Here is a link if you are intending to draw your own feather:

https://www.cool2bkids.com/how-to-draw-a-feather/

 

As this is a PSHE lesson, we'd like you to spend some time either thinking about or discussing with your family the subject of what makes a person 'good' or 'kind'. How can you treat yourself, treat others, and treat our planet so that you have a positive impact and have a good heart that is as light as a feather.

 

However, we are all human and it is normal for us to sometimes make a mistake or say or do something that we wish we could take back. Please also think about how you can make something right again, or make something better, so that you are not carrying the guilt and the wrongdoings around with you in your heart.

Please share all of your super work with us at advice@mapledeneschool.com.

 

Miss Smith & Mr Mac laughenlightenedyes

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