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 Hawks Home Learning during School Closure

Home Learning during School Closure

Home Learning: Week beginning 13th July 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 13.07.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension

Hawks Structured Home Learning other maths activities

Hawks Structured Home Learning answers

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write

Hawks Science and Art resources

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 6th July 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 06.07.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension

Hawks Structured Home Learning other maths activities

Hawks Structured Home Learning answers

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write and Topic

Hawks Structured Home Learning Science and Art

Hawks Structured Home Learning Tennis Challenges

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 29th June 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 29.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension

Hawks Structured Home Learning other maths activities

Hawks Structured Home Learning answers

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write

Hawks Structured Home Learning Topic and Art

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 22.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehensions

Hawks Structured Home Learning other maths activities

Hawks Structured Home Learning answers

Hawks Structured Home Learning History and Art

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 15th June 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Monday  Reading Comprehension w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Tuesday  Reading Comprehension w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning other maths activities Wednesday and Thursday w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning answers w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Greek Soldiers and Shield w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Year Book Big Write w/b 15.06.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose Sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 8th June 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 8/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning English activities Monday and Tuesday w/b 8/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning  other maths w/b 8/6/2020

 Hawks Structured Home Learning English and maths answers w/b 8/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write story mountain and Art Masks w/b 8/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning History Greece and Sparta w/b 8/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Monday 

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 1st June 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 1/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning  Other Maths w/b 1/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension and Art  w/b 1/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write Resources w/b 1/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Greek Theatre w/b 1/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Answers w/b 1/6/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 18th May 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 18/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning  Other Maths w/b 18/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension Monday w/b 18/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write Resources w/b 18/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Other Subjects w/b 18/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Answers w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose sheets Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks Structured Home Learning Whiterose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 11th May 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning  Other Maths w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension Monday w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Reading Comprehension Wednesday w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Big Write Resources w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Other Subjects w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Answers w/b 11/5/2020

Hawks Whiterose Maths Monday and Tuesday Questions

Hawks Whiterose Maths Wednesday and Thursday Questions

Hawks Whiterose Answers Monday and Tuesday

Hawks Whiterose Answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning: Week beginning 4th May 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 04.05.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Maths w/b 04.05.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources English w/b 04.05.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Other Subjects w/b 04.05.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources Answers w/b 04.05.2020

Home Learning: Week beginning 27th April 2020

Please find home learning activities, worksheets/resources and answers on the links below.

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 27.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources MATHS  w/b 27.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b ENGLISH 27.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b OTHER SUBJECTS 27.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources ANSWERS w/b 27.04.2020

Home Learning: Week beginning 20th April 2020

From this week we are providing further choice for families in terms of home learning.

We have had lots of positive feedback about the weekly thematic activities which families can engage in together – particularly appreciated by families where siblings can work together, rather than trying to juggle different learning activities for children of different ages. We will therefore continue to provide this option on the home page of our website. This week’s theme is ‘Trees’ – Mrs Grant has coordinated lots of lovely activities on this theme that we hope our children will enjoy.

We also had requests from a few families asking for more structured ‘lessons’ and ‘worksheets’ for their children so our teachers in Years 2 – 6 have been working at home to provide this option for those families. (Reception and Year 1 teachers are posting activities appropriate to their age group). These will be posted by Monday morning each week, with activities for English, Maths, PE and another subject each day for parents to set their children in each age group. We advise that no activity should be longer than a ‘normal’ lesson time of 60 minutes.

None of this is compulsory. Families should adopt what works well for them in their situation. They may choose either option or choose to do bits from both. It is completely up to them.

In our phone calls over the last fortnight many families apologized for not doing the ‘home learning’, telling us that they have been busy doing ‘other’ things like playing games together, baking, doing their own ‘projects’ according to the children’s interests, gardening together etc. This is absolutely fine! This is such a rare opportunity for families to spend quality time together – it is lovely to hear that you’re making the most of it.

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in this situation. Please don’t worry about your child falling behind others – everyone across the whole country is in the same boat. We will pick up from where the children are at when they return to school, whenever that may be. All schools will be doing the same.

Anyway – if you would like to engage in the thematic activities on Trees – please go to the Home Page of the website and click on the link there.

If you would like to engage in the more structured work for your child – please click on the links below:

Hawks Structured Home Learning w/b 20.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources MATHS  w/b 20.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b ENGLISH 20.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b OTHER SUBJECTS 20.04.2020

Hawks Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources ANSWERS w/b 20.04.2020

Purple Mash spelling activity- If you have problems moving the letters to spell the words on screen please don't worry, just use a pen and paper to write the spellings displayed.     

I know some of you are having a go at the booklets which you took home before we closed- all the answers for these can be found at the bottom of this page. 

New ideas updated 11.4.2020

Just for fun over the Easter Break, why don't you have a go at making an Easter stone hunting game.  First, find some stones and paint them up so they are fun to find. There are lots of ideas online which have an Easter theme. Here are a few: 

egg bunny
Easter Stones chick

You can use felt tips as well as any bits of paint you might have around the house. When they are dry, hide them around your house or garden and challenge your family to find them all. To make it more fun, you could paint some smaller and therefore trickier to find stones and call these the bonus stones which are worth more points. You could also time the hunt to see who can find them all the quickest, or who got the most points in a set time.  

Here's one I've started to paint ready for my hunt tomorrow. 

1 rock painting 340

Have fun!

If you want to keep those Maths skills sharp, there are some great ideas to be found on the Whiterose site. Click on the link below for ideas and activities with an Easter theme.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/

I particulary like this den building idea and thought you might enjoy it. 

Dens

New ideas updated 5.4.2020 

If you want a different way to keep active over the Easter Hols, try this game which Mrs David shared with me. Lots of fun to be had in your garden. Use the links below to get your copy of the board, rules and counters. 

game board

Click here for the game board

Click here for the game counters

  • Great news! I know you were all disappointed that we wouldn't be able to take part in the Childnet film competition we were working on- well, they have been in touch to say that you can now enter from home! They have even opened a new category, so if you don't have the equipment to make the actual film you can enter your storyboards. If you are interested and think this might be fun, have a look at the link below and ask an adult for permission to enter. Happy filming/ planning!
  • https://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2020

  • film competition

 Ideas updated 29.4.2020

I know you all enjoyed our class writing based on 'Pigeon Impossible', so here is another funny short film for you to watch.

giraffes

This film is called 'High Diving Giraffes'  and shows some sporty giraffes showing off their diving skills. Here are some ideas for activities you could try based on this film.

Sadly, the human's Olympics have been postponed for a year- what animal based sports could you invent?

  • Could you create a program of events for an animal Olympics?
  • If you have a pet, what sport would they be good at?
  • Who are the stars? Could you write an interview with a world famous hamster who is the favourite to win the peanut throwing event, or write a profile on a poodle who once beat Usain Bolt in a sprint?
  • What sport's wear would they wear? You could design a team UK animal kit.

You could write a sports commentary to go with the diving scene- you would need to use the present tense and include some spectacular adverbs. Maybe you could even get permission to use a phone or ipad, if you have one, to record it and play it back over the film footage.

You could think scientifically.

  • What animals are the fastest? How would they compare if they were to compete against humans?
  • Giraffes are fascinating creatures which have adapted amazingly to their environment. What fantastic facts can you find out about giraffes?
  • Maybe you could make a picture book on giraffes for younger children, or create a mock up of a web page.

To keep you thinking mathematically, why not look at the Whiterose maths activities onhttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

More information can be found on the homepage

You can also try this mathematical art activity from NRICH by following this link:

Last day 29 340 Copy

  • These stone buddies can get up to lots of fun adventures. Why not write a story about your buddy?
  • They can explore your garden or house? Think what would it be like for such a small creature- everything would seem large and strange. They might be able to use a leaf as a hammock or a puddle as a swimming pool.
  • Why not write a diary of what they get up to when everyone in the house is asleep? Are they naughty like the ‘elf on the shelf’ or do they help around the house tidying your socks away?
  • You could design and make them a little car, house and furniture using junk modeling materials such as old boxes.

If you want to do a little Science, next term we were going to be looking at plants.

  • Do you have any seeds or plants you could care for? Even a daisy growing in your lawn can be studied.
  • You could make a diary to see how they grow and change over time.
  • What happens when it doesn’t get water … or gets too much?
  • Watch what happens to a daisy as dusk falls…
  • Could you research plants that have adapted to their environment?
  • Can you come up with some questions that you could answer such as ‘Why is a cactus so prickly?’
  • Have some fun creating your own alien planet. Describe the environment and what is so special about it such as the weather, heat etc.
  • Can you create your own plants and creatures which have adapted to this planet?
  • Has the plant living there adapted to protect themselves from being eaten, or are they hoping to be eaten so that their seeds are spread?
  • You could make models in old boxes or draw pictures or labeled diagrams.

You can learn lots online. On the last day we learnt how to finger knit using YouTube tutorials.

  • What new skills can you learn? Maybe you could learn some more German, or maybe a little French or even Japanese?

Get crafting.

  • Can you learn to crochet or knit using the needles if you have any?
  • I know you are all great at sewing, so if you have basic sewing equipment and some scraps of fabric or clothes that are beyond use, you could make a favourite toy a new outfit or adapt/ up-cycle an old t-shirt. Make sure you ask an adult before you cut anything up though and be careful with those scissors.

Get cooking.

  • You could learn how to cook a simple meal with an adult.
  • You could write instructions for making this and then create your own recipe book.
  • Maybe pretend you have your own restaurant and make menus and advertising.

Fortunately, we managed to complete the year 6 Maths Curriculum just before school closed.

  • Explore Mathletics freely and have a go at any of the tasks to keep your skills sharp. Don’t forget there is also Rainforest Maths there to use and lots of other online games and activities.
  • If you want, you can try some of the booklets we sent out when we were expecting a 2 week closure, but please don’t worry as you won’t need to do the SAT practice anymore.

There are lots of fun activities on Purple Mash.

  • Learning to touch type is a skill which will last a lifetime, so why not give it a go.  
  • There are many fun and educational activities on the learning platform- I am not going to set you 2dos as this will restrict your choice, so instead have a go at any of the fun things out there.
  • I know you love the music and art apps, but there are also science, coding, English and Maths apps too.

I know some of you love to code so why not try https://hourofcode.com/uk

  • There are lots of fun and educational coding activities- 'Dance Party' is brilliant fun and educational -I know you guys love your music.

Remember to keep active.

  • Why not choose a favourite pop song and make up a dance routine to it which you can improve and change.
  • Maybe you can create your own song using the tune from one you know and giving it new words. 

Remember, have fun and do the activities you enjoy. Most importantly, keep in touch with one another and share what you have been up to and the fun, creative ideas you have had.

Take care my amazing Hawks,

Mrs Smith

Answer links

If you've tried some of the booklets I sent home before we closed, here are all the answers. For arithmetic booklets answers, please scroll through to the last page. 

Multiples, factors and primes Place value Mixed operations Worded questions 1
Worded questions 2 Rounding Handling money 2D shapes
Equivalent Fractions Perimeter and area 3D shapes and nets Negative Numbers
Measuring and drawing Mass Reflection and translate Pictograms
Bar charts Arithmetic 7 Arithmetic 8 Arithmetic 9

English booklet answers

Throwing a tree Charge of the Light Brigade
Leisure SPaG booklets

Remember, you don't need to complete these as they were given to you before SATs were cancelled, but please feel free to have a go if you want to. 


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