Week beginning 11th January
There will be live English lessons at 9.30am Monday to Thursday this week on Zoom. You will be sent an email link so that you can log on to the lesson each day. Look out for this in your inbox. In the lessons we will be using the techniques we looked at last week in order to write inspired by the eruption of the volcano. Each day we will focus on a stage of the eruption.
Our live English lessons will be taught using the videos shown below. This will be shared as part of the lesson on zoom but you can revisit the information and videos on here as often as you like. There is a sheet for each day to use for writing your poem or you could write on paper.
There will be live Maths lessons at 1.30pm Monday to Thursday this week on Zoom. You will be sent an email link so that you can log on to the lesson each day. Look out for this in your inbox.
This week the lesson focus will be fractions. Monday and Tuesday, we will focus on Equivalent Fractions. Wednesday and Thursday will focus on Comparing Fractions. The live lesson will give examples of the questions before pupils have the opportunity to go away and answer questions in their own time. The questions maybe on a worksheet to be or via Learning By Questions (LBQ)
Equivalent Fractions - Monday and Tuesday
Presentations to support Day 1 & 2 (Print at home to support lesson if you can)
Comparing Fractions - Wednesday and Thursday
Presentations to support days 3 & 4 Comparing Fractions (Print at home to support the lesson if you can)
Presentation to Day 5 Improper fractions. (Print at home to support the lesson if you can.)
Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Choose a book from home, use the AR Book Finder link below to check the ZPD is in your range. Try to read for 15 minutes per day. When you've finished your book, you can then quiz on this book using the AR website. The link is below. If you are struggling to find a book at home, there is a selection of books on the Active Learn site for you to read at your level.
Accelerated Reader Book Finder Use this link to check if your book from home can be quizzed on
Accelerated Reader Quizzes Use this link to log in and take a quiz on a book you have read.
Active Learn Online Reading Use this link to find a book your level, if you are struggling to find one at home.
School also have access to the fantastic My On resource. Pupils have their own log ins which were provided. Any problems with log ins please contact email@example.com
Each week spellings will focus on a different spelling rule, adding suffixes or the year 5/6 statutory spelling list.
You will find a presentation and poster attached for the week’s spellings. On the first day, we suggest you utilise these resources to check your child can firstly read the word and understands the meaning.
Throughout the week would we like your child to spend 10-15 minutes per day looking at a different spelling activity. These activities may include a word search, look cover write check and a general task sheet.
Finally, your child will be set an assignment on Spelling Shed each week link to the spellings. We would like them to log on an access the games at some point during the week.
Grammar and Punctuation
To support the teaching of Grammar pupils can answer this weeks Grammar Hammer work sheets. The sheets refer to year groups. Stage 5 - Year 5 and Stage 6 - Year 6
During this term we are studying Extreme Earth. We are focusing in on the Structure of the Earth, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Each week we will upload some work for you to complete. This should take you thirty minutes to one hour to complete.
1: Use the presentation and video links.
2: Complete task 1
3: Complete task 2
The structure of the Earth and Earthquakes
In this lesson you will learn about the sizes of the Earth, Sun and Moon.
- Start the lesson by looking at the slides.
- Complete task 1. Choose the * task that will challenge you.
- Use the planet fact cards to create your own poster. You could use the poster sheets to help or you could create your own.
- Remember to take a photo of your work and send it via Class Dojo.
This terms art will focus on using sketching techniques and watercolours. For lesson one we would like you to use the attached images (or any others you can find online) and sketch some simple extreme landscapes. They do not need to be detailed but focus on foreground, middle and background.
Please send a photo of your completed sketches via Class Dojo.
We know active, healthy children achieve more, that is why PE and School Sport is such a focus at Sparken Hill Academy. To support home learning we have subscribed to Real PE at home.
Each pupil in school will have access to this fantastic resource. Who will be the most active year group during lockdown? Please see the attachment for the joining instructions. It also includes a link to a video explaining how to use the platform
Real PE at home log in details and timetable
We would also encourage walking, running and bike riding whilst at home. Just ensure you do this following Tier 4 rules and social distancing guidelines.
If you would like some additional activities please try this Orienteering at home resource.