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Sycamores

Sensational Sycamores:

Rainbows, creativity and our Toynton 6 Rs, whilst we are learning at home:

Welcome to Sycamores!

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Parker.

 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Smith.

 

Mr Pillans teaches us science and geography skills.

 

 

Sycamores class is the home of children in years 4 and 5; we are a class of fifteen year 5 and fourteen year 4 children. This term we are learning about the physical and human geography of Italy. As part of our new whole-school curriculum design, the children receive knowledge organisers to help them learn key facts about their topics. 

 

Daily Dojo Messages and Tasks.

Wednesday 08.07.20

Good morning Sycamores!

As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

For our English activity, we are continuing to revisit the present perfect form in our writing, so you can use yesterday's revision card to help you again.
You can listen to 'The Kapok Tree' here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Teb-_jTyI
I would like you to look at an art lesson, about the basics of exciting paintings, on the BBC bitesize website. Here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmkcsk7


Have a brilliant day!

Mrs Parker x

Tuesday 07.07.20

 

Good morning Sycamores!

 

As usual, can you please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, we are continuing to look at the narrative The Kapok Tree. We will be revisiting the present perfect form in our writing:

Here is a revision card for present perfect form, which will help you to complete your English activity today:

I would like you to look at a geography lesson, about sustainability, plastics and recycling, on the BBC bitesize website. Here is the link:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrqj7nb

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs Parker x

Monday 06.07.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you had a great weekend. As usual, can you please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 


For our English activity, we will be looking at the narrative The Kapok Tree and reminding ourselves of what verbs are and how they change, depending on whether we are writing in the past or present tense:

Here is a verbs revision card, which will help you complete your English activity today:

Today, I would like you to try the following science lesson on BBC Bitesize:

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

In this lesson you will learn all about magnets.


Have a wonderful Monday,

Mrs Parker x

Friday 03.07.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Here we are the end of another week of home learning! You have all worked so hard this week, I am very proud of you. Thank you for sending photos of your adventures for the newsletter. I love to see how you have all been spending your time; I hope that you have all had a fantastic week! As usual, can you please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity today, we will be continuing yesterday's re-visit of adverbials. Please try this fun adverbial lesson on the BBC bitesize website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjbny9q


Finally, I would like you to have a look at this computing lesson on the BBC bitesize website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6rhnrd

Here, you will learn all about algorithms and debugging!


Have a wonderful Friday,

Mrs Parker x

Thursday 02.07.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Here we are, nearing the end of another week; please can you send any photos that you would like to be included in our class newsletter by 4pm today?

As usual, I would like you to try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

For our English activity, we are going to re-visit adverbials and look at some poetry:
Here is an adverbial revision sheet to help you with your English activity:

I would like you to try this fun french lesson on BBC bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7vrqt

 

 

Have a great day!

Mrs Parker x

Wednesday 01.07.20

 

Good morning Sycamores!

 

I hope that you are having a great week so far. Thank you so much for sending me your work and photos, it is wonderful to see how you are all spending your time at home. As usual, I would like you to try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, we are going to continue to explore the text ‘Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters’. You will then have the opportunity to write a letter to your future self!

I would like you to have a look at this fun music activity on BBC Bitesize. You will learn about duration and tempo, while being introduced to Beethoven's Symphony Number 5. Here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4skd6f

 

Have a wonderful day,


Mrs Parker x

Tuesday 30.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you are having a great week so far. As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, we are going to continue to explore the text ‘Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters’ by John Steptoe. You can use the following video to listen to entire story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9cQkS8p2Q&t=24s

Today, I would like you to look at the BBC Bitesize design and technology lesson, available by following this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkr47h

In this lesson, you can learn about the basics of designing and working to a design specification.

 

Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Parker x

Monday 29.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you had a great weekend and are ready for another week of home learning. As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

For our English activity today, we will be looking at an extract from ‘Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters’ by John Steptoe.
Please remember that there is no need to print anything, you can write your work on a sheet of paper.

Here is a fun geography lesson for you on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjdm6v4

 

You will learn how to use contours, keys and symbols to improve your map-reading skills.

Mrs Parker x

 

Friday 26.06.20

 

Good morning Sycamores!

 

Here we are the end of another week of home learning! You have all worked so hard this week, I am very proud of you. Thank you for sending photos of your adventures for the newsletter. I love to see how you have all been spending your time; I hope that you have all had a fantastic week!

 

As usual, can you please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

 

Year 4 Sycamores:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

 

Year 5 Sycamores:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

 

For our English activity today, we are going to continue to look at mythical sea creatures and to explore word classes. We will extend our work from yesterday by reading the poem ‘Long, Lone’ about a selkie and trying to create a poem of our own.

I would like you to try this computing lesson on the BBC Bitesize website; it focuses on what makes a good computer game and has an activity where you can make your own:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7f382

 

 

Have a wonderful Friday,

 

Mrs Parker x

Thursday 25.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Thank you again for all the beautiful work you have sent me. It was so lovely to speak to some of you on the phone yesterday! Please don't forget that this afternoon is the deadline for anything that you would like included in our class page of the newsletter.

As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity today, we are moving away from the story 'The Promise' and we are going to explore a non-fiction report on mythical sea creatures. We will then be looking at the different word classes contained in the non-fiction report.
Here are some revision sheets on word classes to remind you of some of the different word classes:

Do you remember the map skills that we learnt during our amazing visit from the Viking Link project? We made a map of our classroom, complete with a legend, scale and compass point! To remind ourselves of the map and atlas skills we learnt, I would like you to try this geography lesson on BBC bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk3nscw

Mrs Parker x

Wednesday 24.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you are having a great week so far. As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, we are going to be reading a non-fiction report about one of the UK's rarest birds: the black redstart. We will then compare it to some of the ideas (themes) that we find in the story we listened to yesterday, 'The Promise'.

You can listen to the story 'The Promise' again here, if you would like to:

https://vimeo.com/73026206

 

As a fun activity, I would like you to look at this music lesson on the BBC bitesize website to learn about melody and pitch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xsf4j

If you are feeling confident, why not make a video of yourself performing with your beautiful voice? Can you persuade a member of your family to join in the musical fun?

 

Have a great day,

Mrs Parker x

Tuesday 23.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Thank you so much for sending me your wonderful work and amazing art yesterday! I always enjoy seeing how busy you have been. As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, we are going to continue to look at extracts of the story 'The Promise' by Nicola Davis. You can listen to the author reading her story here:

https://vimeo.com/73026206

 

Here is the PDF file for your English activity:

I would like you to look at this geography lesson on BBC bitesize. It's about the different types of settlements including a hamlet, a village, a town and a city.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh2nscw

Mrs Parker x

 

Monday 22.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I will be working in school again this week, so please don't worry if I take a little longer to respond to your work and messages!

Please can you try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


Today, for our English activity, can you read the extracts from a story called 'The Promise' and then look at some memorable phrases and examine how the author has written them?

Here is a link to an interesting art lesson, which focuses on the artist L.S. Lowry (who painted 'matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs') and the methods of painting, collage and printmaking. I hope that you enjoy it!

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

Have a wonderful day,

 

Mrs Parker x

Friday 19.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Well done for completing another week of learning at home. Can you please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


Today, for our English activity, there is another poem for you to look at. I would like you to compare it to your favourite poem from yesterday.
I would like you to look at this computing activity on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpxp7yc


By the end of it, you should have learnt the basics of what information you can trust online.

Mrs Parker x
Thursday 18.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work that you have sent me again this week! As usual, please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For your English activity today, I have given you five poems to read and explore. Remember to answer any questions as fully as you can. Write full sentences, including punctuation and capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns.
Do you remember our geography topic about London? Today, I would like us to all revisit it; can you carry out your own research to complete the factsheet I have uploaded here? Don't forget that you can use you knowledge organiser to help you. Our knowledge organisers are located here on the school website:

https://www.toynton-all-saints.lincs.sch.uk/knowledge-organisers-2/
 

I hope you have a wonderful day,

 

Mrs Parker x

Wednesday 17.06.20

 

Good morning Sycamores!

 

This morning, can you please do the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

 

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

 

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


Today, for our English activity, you have the opportunity to write your own story about Ananse the spider. There is an illustration included in this PDF file to help you imagine another adventure featuring him:

Mr Pillans has sent you some fun science activities to try. Please send me any photos of your experiments or work, so that I can share it with Mr Pillans.
 
Tuesday 16.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Can you please try the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, we are going to read another Ananse story. I have attached a pdf file containing the story and activities; don't forget that you can use yesterday's revision card, for clauses and conjunctions, to help you.

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize website and try this geography activity about volcanoes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxwjr2p

 

 

Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Parker x

Monday 15.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope you had a great weekend. This morning, can you please do the maths activities on BBC Bitesize:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity, read the story of Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom. I would like you to practise your summarising skills and making multi-clause sentences. Here is the pdf file containing the story and activities:
Here is a revision card for clauses and conjunctions, which you may find useful for your English activities:
 

For our topic activity today, here is a newspaper report about the discovery of some Roman remains. Can you read the article, answer the comprehension questions and then try some of the fun activities?

Friday 12.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

As usual, please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English activity today, I would like you to plan and write a short story. As inspiration, I have included a poem about a Willow pattern plate. This week, we have practised writing relative clauses and adverbial phrases, try and include these in your writing today. Don't forget that you can use your adverbial phrase and relative clause revision sheets, from earlier this week, to help you!

Today, I would like you to look at this history activity on the BBC bitesize website. It looks at the reasons why the Romans invaded Britain.


Here is the link to the activities:

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

 

 

Please remember that there is no need to print anything. You can write your answers on a separate piece of paper.

Have a wonderful Friday,

Mrs Parker x

 

Thursday 11.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Do you remember how we revisited adverbial phrases last week? Today, I would like us to practise spotting them and using them, as we write our 'narrow escape' story. To remind you of what an adverbial phrase is, here is a handy revision sheet, which you can use to help you with today's English activity.
Here is your English activity; I would like you to spot some adverbial phrases and then write some of your own, as part of you 'narrow escape' story.

 

Can you please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

Do you remember our history topic about the Romans? Here is an activity for you about a famous volcanic eruption in ancient Rome.

 

Have a wonderful Thursday!

 

Mrs Parker x

Wednesday 10.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

For your English today, I would like you to have a look at this video clip, featuring a leopard and an impala:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhSDxp0oQK8

Don't worry, it has a happy ending! When you have watched the video, you can try these activities:

For your maths, please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


I would like you to find a book you enjoy on Myon.co.uk (let me know which one!) and login to ttrockstars.com to practise your times tables, using the sound check section. If you have forgotten your username or password then please message me, so that I can remind you!

 

Here is a fun emoji code for you to solve:

Have a wonderful day!

 

Mrs Parker x

Tuesday 09.06.20

Good Morning Sycamores!

Well done for your hard work yesterday, I really enjoyed seeing your superheroes. As usual, I would like you to try the BBC bitesize maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English today, I would like you to continue exploring relative clauses; in today's activity, try and spot some more. Can you then plan and write a description of your superhero, which includes a relative clause? Don't forget that you can continue to use yesterday's relative clause revision sheet.
For our topic activity today, we are going to look at some geography skills and re-visit how to use compass points. Can you follow the directions and then create a new set of directions of your own?

Please remember that you don't have to print anything. You can write down your work on a separate piece of paper.

 

Mrs Parker x

Monday 08.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you had a fun weekend and are ready for another week of home learning! As usual, I would like you to try the BBC bitesize maths activities.

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For our English, I would like to revisit relative pronouns and relative clauses. Firstly, look at this revision sheet to help refresh you memory:
When you have had a good look at your relative clause revision card, you will be ready to try this English activity:
 
Here is a geography activity for you to try. Can you locate the cities on a map of the UK?
 

Have a wonderful Monday!

 

Mrs Parker x

Friday 05.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you have all had a great week! Today, can you complete your English activity from yesterday? When you have finished writing your narrative please purple polish your work; have you included capital letters and the correct punctuation throughout? Be sure to try and improve your word choices and check that all of your story makes sense for the reader.

I would also like you to try the BBC Bitesize English activities. These activities are about how to use inference to answer questions about a story. The link is here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf7qmfr



As usual, please complete the daily maths activity on the BBC bitesize website.

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Mr Pillans has created some exciting science and geography activities for you. Here is a message from Mr Pillans to explain them:

Summer Term 2 – KS2 Science and Geography
Weeks 1 and 2


I hope you have all had a good break over half-term? This term some of our tasks will be whole-key stage focused. Over the next two weeks we are going to investigate soils through an excellent learning opportunity provided by the Field Studies Council (FSC), who are experts in combining science and geography field work.
Learning about soils
I would like you to complete the activities, including watching the video, over this week and next. I have included PDF versions of the resources that you need, however they can also be found on the FSC website with the lesson. The link to the lesson is below:
https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/ks2-soil-exploration-200420
This was originally a live session but has been uploaded to the FSC website. Before you watch the video there are some pre-lesson tasks which explain the rock cycle and the three main types of rock that exist: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. I have included this as a PDF but it can be downloaded from the link below:
https://encounteredu.com/uploads/KS2-Soil-Exploration-Pre-lesson-preparation.pdf
When you have completed the above, please access the live lesson activities (lesson worksheet) which you will work on whilst watching the video. Again, I have included the PDF and it can also be downloaded by following the link below:
https://encounteredu.com/uploads/KS2-Soil-Exploration-Live-lesson.pdf
If you can, collect a sample of soil from your garden in advance. You can pause the video or go back to it if you would like to collect the sample after you have started watching. If you have space, it could be interesting to see if the soil is the same at different places in your garden.
The lesson itself is very good and covers a lot about rocks and soil. However, I would recommend you work at in sections to help you take all the information in. When you have completed it you really will be a soil expert!
If you have any questions please let me know. I look forward to hearing about what you discover. Keep safe.
Mr Pillans.

 

Here are the PDF files you will need to help you complete the science and geography work:

 

Have a wonderful Friday!

 

Mrs Parker x

Thursday 04.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

Can you look back at yesterday's English work and remind yourself of your story plan and how you can use adverbial phrases to provide more information about a verb? When you have done that, you are ready to use your story plan to create an exciting, third person narrative that is written in the past tense. Remember that the purpose of your writing today is to entertain the reader. You can make your writing exciting by using interesting and ambitious vocabulary. Try to use a variety of sentence lengths to keep the reader hooked; short, pithy sentences create a sense of pace and urgency, while you can use longer sentences to create suspense and provide your reader with intricate and vivid descriptions. Remember to include at least one adverbial phrase in your narrative. Be imaginative, I am very excited to read your work later today!


Can you please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

 

Please remember to login to myon.co.uk to do some daily reading and ttrockstars.com to practise your times tables. As a final task for today, here is some reading comprehension for you, based on the ancient myth of Theseus and the minotaur.

Have a fantastic Thursday!

 

Mrs Parker x

Wednesday 03.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you are having a good week so far. As usual, I would like you to try the maths activities on the BBC Bitesize website.

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For your English activity today, I would like you to look at the attached file. You will be thinking about and planning a narrative in the past tense and third person. You will have the opportunity to include adverbials, which we re-visited yesterday, within your writing.

Please remember that there is no need to print anything, you can write everything down on a sheet of paper.

 

I would like you to login to code.org today and complete some of the fun coding activities. Also, please remember to use Myon.co.uk for your reading and ttrockstars.com to practise your times tables using the sound check section.

If you have forgotten your username or password then please message me, so that I can remind you!

Mrs Parker x

Tuesday 02.06.20

Hello Sycamores!

Thank you so much for sending me your work yesterday. I was especially impressed by your truly terrifying ancient Greek monsters! As usual, I would like you to try the maths activities on the BBC Bitesize website.

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For your English activity today, I would like you to look at the following file about adverbials:
Read the file all the way through and then look back at each sentence. As you read the sentences, find the verb, find the adverbial and then write which question the adverbial answers. Does the adverbial answer the where, when or how question? Please remember that there is no need to print anything, you can jot down your answers on a sheet of paper.
Continuing our history topic, using the file below, can you write your own postcard from ancient Greece? Please remember that there is no need to print anything, you can make notes and create your postcard on a sheet of paper.
 

 

Mrs Parker x

Monday 01.06.20

Good morning Sycamores!

I hope that you enjoyed your half term break and are ready for some more home learning activities!

From this week onwards, I will be working in The Nest at school every day. I will still be checking Class Dojo, to provide you with activities, review your uploaded work and respond to your messages, at least twice daily.


As usual, I would like you to go to the BBC bitesize website for your maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1


For your English activity today, I would like you to look at the poem "I am a writer" by Joesph Coelho. The activities are all contained in this PDF file:


 

When you have read the poem, you can watch the poet Joesph Coelho perform it here:

https://vimeo.com/129644553

 

 

Our history topic is Ancient Greece. The Ancient Greeks had many myths about powerful monsters. Can you create your own Greek monster? This PDF file should give you some ideas:
 

Friday 22.05.20

Good Morning Sycamores!

Today is the last day of term; well done for working so hard and adapting so well to learning at home. I am very proud of you all. I won't be posting any more activities for you until the 1st of June but you can still contact me, either using Class Dojo or email. Please send me a message if you need me. I will still be here for you and will check for messages each morning.

 


Today, can you please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities:

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1
 

For your English activity today, here is an activity about a poem that features the Wind and the Moon.

Our second history topic is the ancient Greeks. The ancient Greeks had theatres, where actors would perform to entertain their audience. Did you know that ancient Greek actors often wore large, elaborate masks? Here is an activity about these masks for you to try.

 

Have a wonderful half-term!!

 

Mrs Parker x
 

Thursday 21.05.20

Good Morning Sycamores!

Today, please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities.

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

 

Are you a times tables master yet? Today I would like you to go to the soundcheck section in Rock Stars Times Tables. You will be able to challenge yourself on all your times tables up to 12. Please let me know if you have lost your username or password!

 

 

Here are some English activities for you to try. Can you match the root word to the correct prefix, correctly use possessive apostrophes to write name labels and then 'purple polish' an email?

Please message me if you would like a phone call tomorrow (Friday) and I will add you to my list. Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Parker x

Wednesday 20.05.20

Good Morning Sycamores!

Today, please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities.

Year 4 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

 

Here is your English activity for today. Can you read the text, answer the questions and then use your predictions to finish the story?

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Today is our day for science! As it is the last week of term, Mr Pillans has created a list of fun, practical science activities for you to try.
Here are the answers to yesterday's activities:
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I am working within school today, so unfortunately I won't be able to answer messages on Dojo until later this evening. Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Mrs Parker x

Tuesday 19.05.20

Good Morning Sycamores!

 

Today, please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities.

Year 4 Sycamores, today your topic is simplifying fractions:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores, today your topic is adding fractions where the answer could be greater than 1:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

 

Here is a fun English activity for you; can you solve this crossword? When you have completed it, check the yellow boxes for the letters to create a secret hidden word and write a definition for it. Good luck!

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Here is another English activity for you; can you match each prefix to a root word to create a verb? Your challenge then is to use these words in a sentence.
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Here is a new Roman numerals activity for you to try. Can you write the number of olives in each vase using Roman numerals?
 
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One of our geography topics this year has been Italy. Can you independently research a famous Italian landmark, which we can compare to the English landmark Stonehenge?

When you have chosen a famous Italian landmark, find out the following facts:

* Where in Italy is it? You could locate it on a sketch map.

* How old is it?

* Why was it built? Who built it?

* Any special features that it has.

You can use the attached worksheet to help you decide how to present your work. Please remember that there is no need to print anything, you can write up your landmark information on a sheet of paper.
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I am working within school today, so unfortunately I won't be able to answer messages on Dojo until later this evening. I hope that you all have a great day; I can't wait to get home and see what amazing work and messages you have sent me!

Mrs Parker x

Monday 18.05.20

Good Morning Sycamores!

Today, please try the BBC Bitesize maths activities.

Year 4 Sycamores, today your topic is tenths and hundredths:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Year 5 Sycamores, today your topic is adding and subtracting fractions within 1:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

 

 

For your English activity today, please can you read the following text about the layers of the ocean and then answer the questions?

Today, I would like you to go to the website code.org and do some of the fun coding activities there. If you have forgotten your username or password just let me know and I will help!
 

Can you create a piece of art inspired by your science topic of the solar system? Here are some pictures to give you some inspiration.

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Here are the answers to Friday's Roman numerals activity.
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Have a wonderful day!

 

Mrs Parker x

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