Hello, Mercury Class!
I hope you are all well – and enjoying the story videos! We have our Google Meet at 10am. Will you be there?! Have you got your actions ready for our ‘The Moon’ poem?
Please see, below, our remote learning tasks for today.
Enjoy today’s Story Time at: https://salesbury.primarysite.media/playlist/mercury-class and on facebook at 9am.
Year 4/Year 3
- Today you are going to build on our work from two weeks ago and research facts about Greta Thunberg. Read the information from the following websites and watch Greta Thunberg's speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit at https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/kids-club/cool-kids/general-kids-club/greta-thunberg-facts/ and https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Greta-Thunberg/632033 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVlRompc1yE
- Vocabulary to explore: activist.
- Create a mini biography for Greta. (A biography is the story of someone’s life). Scan the texts to find important dates and numbers, e.g. date of birth, key ages or dates when things have happened in her life.
- Read sections carefully (close reading) to find out the following:
- Where was Great Thunberg born?
- What is she so passionate about?
- Why is she inspirational?
- Rather than copying chunks of the text from the websites, try to put the information into your own words. If you find any unfamiliar vocabulary, note that down and use a dictionary, e.g. https://www.wordhippo.com/ to find the definition.
- Try to include some good sentence types eg. fronted adverbials for when and where eg. A few years later, … From New York, …
- Check your work for spellings and punctuation, including that you have put a comma after the fronted adverbial.
- Look at the front cover of the book The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpeo_0yoD0k and pause the clip at 0:03 mins to look closely at the book cover.
- Discuss why the postman might be described as being jolly. What does that word mean? Can you use the word jolly orally in a sentence?
- Discuss with an adult: Do you know any of the characters on the front of this book? Where have you seen them before? What stories or rhymes are they from?
- Predict why the familiar characters might be receiving letters from the Jolly Postman. Who might have sent them? What might they say?
- Begin to read the story of The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpeo_0yoD0k Pause at each envelope and after reading the address to predict who the letter/leaflet/ postcard etc. is for.
- Write a list of who the mail is for, what type it is and who the sender is, e.g. First of all there is a letter of apology for Mr and Mrs Bear and Baby Bear from Goldilocks. Next there is a leaflet for the Wicked Witch from Hansel and Gretel from the Hobgoblin Company. There is also a postcard for the giant from Jack, etc.
- Check for capital letters for names of the characters, words such as Mr or Mrs, plus at the start of sentences. Check for full stops at the end of sentences.
Y4: Using counting up (Frog) to find change.
Y3: Revise times tables and division facts (1×, 2×, 3×, 4×, 5×, 8×, 10×).
Table 2: Practising division using 2p, 5p and 10p coins.
Please work through the activity document files – either by looking at the screen and writing the answers down or by printing off the sheets. Follow the instructions carefully and make sure you look through the sheets before you begin, so you can find the answers, extra support materials and the different levels of task - Mild (easier) and Hot (harder). There may also be activities to work with somebody else on. If there is a PowerPoint Presentation, then watch this first, listening to the teaching at the same time. All the answers are provided.
Other Activities for the Week
- Temperature: Ask an adult for a thermometer and measure the temperature outside at the same time each day. Do this for 5 days. Draw a graph with the x and y axis, as we do in class. Label the axes suitably eg. ‘Days of the Week’ and give the graph a suitable title. Work with an adult to judge how high the ‘y’ axis needs to be, as in the highest temperature recorded and then plot the temperatures with an ‘x’ each day, or use a bar chart, as we have done in class - make sure the width of the bars are the same for all days! Try reading through the PowerPoint Presentation below if you need a bit of help.
- Bird survey: Carry out a bird survey in your garden or within the local area over a day/week. Keep a tally chart of the types of birds you see, then create a graph to present your results. You can then produce questions to match your graph. Again, try reading through the PowerPoint Presentation below if you need a bit of help.
- Complete the Times Tables Bonanza worksheet, below.
- Spend time working on the Times Tables websites listed on the Class Web Page and then work through the tests you need to do, also listen on this page to me reading questions out. Have a go at Times Tables Rockstars!
- Sing a song a day at https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home-weekly/. Select Week 8 and then the correct day of the week eg. Monday is Coordination Funk and Tuesday is Make a Difference.
- Have a go at today’s PE Activity from Lancashire School Games: https://lancashireschoolgames.co.uk/year-3-6-spar-lancashire-school-games-activity-timetable/