Class 4 Home Learning

As you may have heard, the Government have launched The Oak National Academy to support teachers and families with online learning for our pupils. The teachers at Scole Primary will be using this resource to support the planning that they have already established, where appropriate. Please be guided by your child’s teacher in the learning activities that you do at home to ensure that they make progress in line with the school’s curriculum.

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Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning Class Four,

In school, we have been discussing the recent Black Lives Matter protests. Yesterday, I shared a video of former West Indian cricketer Michael Holding and former English cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent discussing their experiences of racism in cricket with the class. If you wish to learn more then here is a list of useful websites:

  • Newsround has a useful and informative page about the term Black Lives Matter and anti-racism here.
  • BookTrust have a fantastic reading list here.
  • 100 Great Black Britons has launched a Home School competition encouraging you to explore Black British history. As well as this, the website has a wide range of resources which you may find interesting and want to explore. Click here (parents, please be aware that some of the content is aimed at KS3 and KS4 children).
  • Show Racism the Red Card has resources, including a Home Learning activity called Who Am I?

This is understandably an incredibly emotional topic but it is an important one to discuss.

I hope you are all getting on well with your final Home Learning pack. Year 5, it’s been great to see so many of you having a go on Times Table Rock Stars!

Year 6, I am looking forward to seeing most of you at the Leavers’ “Picnic” on Monday 20th July. I know it is not the end to Year 6 you were expecting but it’s still a final opportunity to celebrate your achievements and the end of your time at Scole. If you haven’t already responded to the invite, please do so by the end of today so we know final numbers for food and activities.

Keep working hard and do continue to e-mail with any work you would like to share!

Miss Sibley

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Class Four,

Your new Home Learning packs are available for collection. If you have not picked up your previous Home Learning pack then please ensure you do so this time. This will be your final Home Learning pack of the term so you will find some transition activities.

Year 5, you have a letter in your pack about Times Table Rock Stars. This is a fun times table related activity to get you back in the times table mode.We will be using this next year as a whole-school initiative so this is something for you to get practising now, especially as we might be in competition with Class Three!

Here are some of the activities in your pack:

You will also find a Reading Challenge activity grid in your pack. Year 5, I want you to try your best to complete as many as you can! Year 6, whilst I won’t be able to see it come September, you are welcome to send it into the school office. There is also the Summer Reading Challenge – with public libraries (hopefully) reopening soon, it’s your chance to sign up and get reading! If you are looking for something to read and have a Norfolk (or Suffolk) Libraries card then you are able to borrow eBooks and eAudio books via their online catalogue, which is still running and could give you a head start!

When you come to collect your packs, there is also a box where you are able to return any work you would like me to see or resources that I have sent home for you to use (e.g. folders, etc.). This does include library books – you can return these and they will be quarantined then discharged before being put back on the shelves. Year 6, please return your SATs Maths revision guide before the end of term.

If you have any questions or want to share any work with me then please either ring the school office or e-mail office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk. I will also be ringing again to check in with how you all are over the final few weeks of term.

I know it has been a very difficult time and you are probably feeling quite bored of it all but don’t forget, it’s nearly the summer holidays – please keep safe and working hard. I am so proud of all of you!

Miss Sibley

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Class Four,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Things are meant to be getting a bit warmer this week so if you are going outside then make sure you are protected. If you want to explore your outdoor spaces, there are some lovely ideas from Outdoor Classroom DayI will be doing some in school as it can certainly get quite warm in the classroom!

This week is also National Cricket Week, which I am naturally very excited about. Today’s activity encourages you to get creative with your catching by performing a dance between the time you’ve thrown and the time you’ve caught the ball. Get dancing!

Keep safe and well!

Miss Sibley

Friday 19th June 2020

Good morning Class Four,

It was lovely to speak to some of your parents yesterday to hear how you’re all doing – I will try my best to call the rest of you next week. If you do want to share anything or have any questions then please e-mail the school office and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

If the Home Sweet Home YouTube link isn’t working then please click here which should link you to The Literacy Shed.

If you are looking for some problem solving Maths activities then White Rose has some excellent and challenging resources:

Year 6, as you prepare for your transition to high school, you might like to complete some of the activities on this grid. These are part of a scheme called Be Awesome, Go Big and you can find further activities here.

Stay well and stay safe Class Four!

Missing you all,

Miss Sibley

Monday 15th June 2020

Dear Class Four,

I am sure that you have been continuing to work hard – it is very strange not having a full class in and we are missing you all very much! Your latest home learning pack (after some pandemonium packing!!) is ready for collection. As always, here are the components in case they get lost.

This week (15th June-22nd June) is Refugee Week, a festival to celebrate those who have contributed to the arts and culture of the UK. Norfolk has a wonderful tradition of helping those in need and I have put a bit of information about Refugee Week in your packs. There are activity ideas in there as well. These are optional but if you do decide to complete any of the activities then I would love to see your work.

As well as Refugee Week, you will notice you have a sheet called Passion ProjectThis is a project for you to do about ANYTHING that you are interested in. This is a project for you to work on until the end of term. You can present it in any form – for example, a leaflet, a poster, a PowerPoint presentation. This is for you to research and write up (in your own words!). I have uploaded the projects we’ve done in school on our Class Page so please do have a look if you’re looking for inspiration!

I hope you enjoy the latest activities! Please send any pictures to office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk!

Keep safe and enjoy the sunshine!

Miss Sibley

PE Home Learning Update 15.6.20
Hello everyone

You will have now received your new PE Home Learning Packs which are full of a mixture of activities to do, but also have information about the Scole Primary Sock Olympics and activities for National School Sports Week at Home which starts on Monday 22nd June.

You can access my new letter and the Scole Primary Sock Olympics information here –

Home Learning Letter 3

Scole Sock Olympics 2020 1

Don’t forget to send a photo to the school office if you have completed the bike design competition, your home sports day and the new Sock Olympic challenges. It would be brilliant to see all your ideas and activities.

Check out the PE & Sport webpage to see all the information about the Virtual Norfolk School Games – It is being updated weekly with the new challenges.

Take care & keep active everyone.
Mrs Goldsmith

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Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Hello Class Four,

It has been lovely to see some of you back in the classroom. For those of you at home, you should have picked up your latest Home Learning pack. You will notice that the Maths and English tasks are slightly different – I would like you to select one activity to complete each day from the sheets.

This is your latest activity grid:

Your English activities are related to two different texts:

Reading Comprehensions:

Maths activities:

Resources:

Finally, I know some of you may be keeping up to date with events around the globe. If you are worried about anything that is happening at the moment, then please click here where Newsround has advice for if you are upset by the news.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well and I hope that we are all back together in the classroom soon.

Miss Sibley

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PE Home Learning Update 1.6.20

Hello everyone

You will have now received your new PE Home Learning Packs which are full of a mixture of activities to do, but also have information about running your own Home Sports Day with ideas for races, warm ups and the chance to give out certificates and design your own medal. I hope you have fun getting everyone at home involved and active.

You can access my new letter and the Home Sports Day information here – Create your own sports day

Don’t forget to send a photo to the school office if you have completed the bike design competition. It would be brilliant to see all your ideas, or you can let me know about your Home Sports Day.

Check out the PE & Sport webpage to see all the information about the Virtual Norfolk School Games – It is being updated weekly with the new challenges.

Take care & keep active everyone.
Mrs Goldsmith

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Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

The last day of this half term is here! I do not expect you to do any school work next week. You might like to try and complete some of the National Trust’s 50 Things to do Before You’re 11 and 3/4 list. VisitEngland has a list of ways to explore England without leaving your home, including virtual tours of a number of museums and zoos hosting behind the scenes looks at their animals!

I am so proud of how you have all adapted to these strange circumstances and I hope we are all back in the classroom together soon. Whatever you decide to do this half term, keep safe and stay curious about the world around you. 

Miss Sibley

Thursday 21st May 2020

Hello Class Four,

Children’s illustrator Rob Biddulph has been running online art lessons throughout the lockdown and today he is hoping to achieve a World Record! You can join in the attempt by clicking here and following the instructions. It all begins at 4:00 this afternoon. I’ll be getting my pencils and paper out – let me know if you do as well!

As always, please feel free to share any artwork or other brilliant work via the school office!

Miss Sibley

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Morning Class Four,

It’s looking like it’s going to be quite a warm day so if you’re outside at all, make sure you are protected and drink lots of water!

If you are looking for some further Maths activities then this week, BBC Bitesize has lessons on fractions:

These are optional activities but would certainly help you to revise some of the key areas we have previously covered in Maths.

If you’ve enjoyed the crystal experiment then you can find further experiment ideas here

I hope you’ve enjoyed Mrs Tisbury’s Infinity Colouring sheet! Here is my attempt which I found incredibly relaxing in the evening:

Keep safe and, as always, please e-mail the school office if you have any questions or wish to share any of your brilliant work with me!

Miss Sibley 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello Class Four,

Thought some of you might enjoy this: National Book Tokens and Puffin have teamed up to launch a writing competition. You can write a story of up to 300 words on the theme of BIG DREAMS. Further details and how to enter can be found here

Have a lovely day,

Miss Sibley

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Hopefully by now you will have collected your latest Home Learning packs and are busy completing the activities inside them.

BBC Bitesize has a lesson on Henry VIII if you would like to learn more about him and his legacy. I feel that some of you may watch one video and do some of my favourite grammar correcting!

Here are some Fact Sheets about some Tudor objects which you might like to use as inspiration for your Tudor relic.

Keep safe and keep working hard,

Miss Sibley

From ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy

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Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

The past week has been Museums Week, so here are some useful links to ideas for activities you might like to complete.

With the weather set to warm up, now’s the perfect time to get outside and be creative. The Natural History Museum has some brilliant activity ideas to help you get closer to nature. I can see all sorts of birds visiting the bird feeders on the tree outside my window!

I hope you are enjoying the crystal experiment! If you’re looking for more experiment inspiration then the Science Museum has some ideas, including how to make instant ice cream!

The Museum of London has some creative ideas for learning at home.

To help with your Tudor work, you might like to visit the Historic Royal Palaces and explore some of the resources on offer there. You can see how Tudor royalty lived!

Have a lovely rest of Friday and a good weekend Class Four!

Keep working hard,

Miss Sibley

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

I have finished your latest Home Learning packs and they are ready for collection from school. This is the latest selection of Home Learning Activities

These are some of the extras in the pack:

This week’s Starters for STEM can be found hereYou might remember we did a similar experiment to the gummy bears with gummy worms. Do you think the same thing will happen?

Finally, here is an update from Mrs Goldsmith:

PE Home Learning Update 13.05.20

You will have now received your new PE Home Learning Packs which are full of a mixture of activities to do, new weblinks and even a competition to design a bike, so plenty to keep you busy and active as we move towards the half term holiday.

You can access my new letter and the list of websites here – Home Learning Letter 2

Remember to send a photo to the school office if you have completed the design competition. It would be brilliant to see all your ideas.

Check out the PE & Sport webpage to see all the information about the Virtual Norfolk School Games – It is being updated weekly with the new challenges.

Take care & keep active everyone.
Mrs Goldsmith

As always, please e-mail the school office if you have any questions or wish to share your child’s learning with me.

Keep safe,

Miss Sibley

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Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and were able to enjoy the sunshine before the wind made things quite chilly! I’m busy putting together another Home Learning pack for you which you can collect from school on Wednesday 13th May.

Today would have marked the start of SATs week for you, Year 6. Even though this week looks a bit different, I am incredibly proud of how hard you have all worked this year and know that you would have given it everything this week. You are all stars!

BBC Bitesize have lessons on Calculating Area and Calculating Perimeter which you might find helpful if you are struggling with the Area and Perimeter question. You might like to also conduct your own investigation into the areas and perimeters of different objects in your house (for example, which book in your house has the cover with the largest area?). MyMiniMaths also has further materials for you to practise your area and perimeter skills.

You may also like to have a go at the Mixing, Dissolving and Separation lesson to revise what we were investigating in Science pre-lockdown. Here are some STEM resources which could support/further your investigation.

As always, any questions or if you wish to share any of your work with me, please e-mail office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk.

Keep working hard,

Miss Sibley

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

 – ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’ by Emily Dickinson

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

Here is the link to the Short Division with Remainders BBC Bitesize lesson.

If you are looking for inspiration for your Tudor story, this extract from Berlie Doherty’s Treason has some excellent ideas. Use the Bitesize settings lesson to help get you stated. Thank you to Mrs Hillman for sharing this with me, I’ve already placed my order for the book! 

You may also like to have a look at Little Moreton Hall or, a little closer to home, Lavenham GuildhallRemember, your Inspiration Station is a guide, you don’t need to use every single sentence starter.

As always, any questions or if you wish to share anything with me, please e-mail office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk. It has been lovely seeing what some of you have been doing!

Have a lovely day Class Four – work hard but make sure you also go out and enjoy the sunshine!

Miss Sibley

Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning Class Four,

Here is a list of lessons on Bitesize which you may wish to complete this week: Bitesize Lessons.

Tuesday’s Bitesize Maths lesson

My Mini Maths has additional worksheets relating to the different Maths lessons:

To keep active, you may like to complete a Norfolk School Games Virtual Challenge. Mrs Goldsmith has all the information here (it’s cricket week!).

If you would like to do something creative AND scientific, then here are some Starters for STEM to get investigating!

Don’t forget that this Friday is a Bank Holiday. Usually it would be today but the 8th May is a significant date in modern British history because it is VE Day. You may wish to complete this VE Day comprehension activity to find out more information. Historian Dan Snow has also launched a competition to mark the occasion.

As always, if you have any questions or wish to share any of your fantastic work then please e-mail office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk.

Stay safe and missing you all!

Miss Sibley

Hope

Sometimes when I’m lonely,
Don’t know why,
Keep thinkin’ I won’t be lonely
By and by.

– Langston Hughes

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Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning,

For those interested, the National Literacy Trust has produced a book called The Book of Hope which is completely free and contains stories from over 100 children’s authors in the UK. It is currently only available online but if you are looking for something to read and share together then I can highly recommend it.

If you are out on your daily exercise, The Woodland Trust has a Tree App to help you identify any trees you may encounter!

If you are looking to reduce screen-time, Bedtime Maths has ideas for practical maths investigations.

If you need any guidance on grammar then Grammarsaurus has (very) catchy songs to help with grammar concepts – the subordinating conjunctions song is a popular one in class!

NumberRock also has maths songs (please bear in mind that NumberRock is an American website so methods may differ to what your child knows), including times tables.

I have been able to contact all of you and it’s been lovely to hear how you’ve all been getting on. I’ve loved reading the diary entries I’ve received so far! Please keep e-mailing office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk to share Post Horn entries or anything else you’ve been doing!

Keep safe,

Miss Sibley

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Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Class Four,

I hope you have all received your Home Learning packs and are working your way through the tasks. If you are finding the area question tricky then you might like to complete either Wallpaper Shapes or Sizing Them Up instead.

If you need some inspiration for your Tudor servant story then English Heritage has a video meeting a Tudor cook.

As always, any questions then please e-mail office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk.

Keep up the good work and stay safe!

Miss Sibley

PS Thought I would share a (very!) short poem called ‘Happy Thought’ by Robert Louis Stevenson:

The world is so full
of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all
be as happy as kings.

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Monday 20th April 2020

Good morning Class Four,

I hope you have had a good Easter break and that you, and your families, are all keeping safe and well.

Sadly, we have finished our Ancient Civilisations topic but I hope you enjoyed learning about the Egyptians!

However, this term’s topic is Britain Through Time which your new activity grids reflect. You will get a physical copy of this, and the attached activities, soon. Please continue to complete your work in your Home Learning books.

Working From Home Tasks

(If the Scratch link doesn’t work then click here)

Attached pages mentioned on grid:

Grammar Guidance:
Year 5
Year 6
Printable List of Grammar Terms

For RE activity ideas, please visit Norwich Cathedral for a variety of exciting and interesting activities. You might like to think about researching what life was like in the cathedral as a monk before Henry VIII closed down monastic communities. You may also develop your Maths and Art skills by completing the mosaic activity.

This is a list of websites which you may find useful to help you complete your activity grids. It also contains ways to help keep your mind healthy: Websites

If you are able to access them then I would highly recommend the BBC Bitesize lessons, especially in Maths and English:
Year 5 lessons
Year 6 lessons

Monday 20th April’s Maths lesson for Year 5 focuses on negative numbers whilst Year 6 focuses on rounding.

Finally, Class Four’s 100 Things To Do Indoors – this is a list of optional activities (i.e. you don’t have to complete all 100 of them!) but gives you some more practical/creative ideas to help you with your learning. I’ll be picking things to do from it as well!

If you have any questions, please e-mail office@scole.norfolk.sch.uk and I will respond as soon as I can (within school hours).

Stay safe, keep well and work hard, Class Four!

Miss Sibley

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Don’t forget to keep active during your time off from school – Use the PE Activity task grids and other information in your new home learning packs.

Home learning letter 1 2020

Activity Tasks 2020 (2)

Being active at home

Home working challenge 2

Home working challenge 1

Youth Sport Trust activity bingo

Create a game

Joe Wicks workout

Your packs also include some websites for you to look at.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning
https://www.activenorfolk.org/active-at-home-kids (Tasks updated weekly.)

Enjoy keeping active in the great weather.

Mrs Goldsmith

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