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Home Learning - Owls

 Home Learning During School Closure

Home Learning : Week beginning 6th July 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning w/b 6th July

Extracts from Nim’s Island

Owls spelling activity

Geography Compass Directions

Owls White Rose worksheets Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose worksheets Wednesday and Thursday

Owls White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning : Week beginning 29th June 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning w/b 29.06.2020

Owls English worksheets and answers w/b 29.06.2020

Owls Science: floating and sinking

Owls History , DT and RE

Owls White Rose worksheets Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose worksheets Wednesday and Thursday

Owls White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning : Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning w/b 22.06.2020

Owls English worksheets and answers w/b 22.06.2020

Owls Geography resources w/b 22.06.2020

Owls Art ideas w/b 22.06.2020

Owls RE resources 

Owls White Rose worksheets Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose worksheets Wednesday and Thursday

Owls White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning : Week beginning 15th June 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning w/b 15.06.2020

Owls English worksheets and answers w/b 15.06.2020

Owls Science and Geography resources w/b 15.06.2020

Owls White Rose worksheets Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose worksheets Wednesday and Thursday

Owls White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Owls PE activities

Home Learning : Week beginning 8th June 2020

Owls' Structured Home Learning wb 8th June

Owls' English worksheets and answers wb 8th June

Owls' White Rose worksheets Monday and Tuesday

Owls' White Rose worksheets Wednesday and Thursday

Owls' White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls' White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Owls' Science activities

Owls' PE activities

Home Learning : Week beginning 1st June 2020

Owls' Structured Home Learning wb 1st June

Owls's English worksheet and answers wb 1st June

Owls' White Rose worksheets Monday and Tuesday

Owls' White Rose worksheets Wednesday and Thursday

Owls' White Rose answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls' White Rose answers Wednesday and Thursday

Owls' science and art activities wb 1st June

Owls' PE activities wb 1st June

Home Learning : Week beginning 18th May 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning wk beg 18.05.20

Owls Home Learning White Rose Worksheets Monday and Tuesday wb 18.05.20

Owls Home Learning White Rose Worksheets Wednesday and Thursday wb 18.05.20

Owls Home Learning White Rose Answers Monday and Tuesday wb.18.05.20

Owls Home Learning White Rose Answers Wednesday and Thursday wb 18.05.20

Owls Home Learning Science and P.E. Worksheets/Resources wb 18.05.20

Home Learning : Week beginning 11th May 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning wk beg 11.5.2020

 Owls' english worksheets wk beg 11.5.2020

 Owls Structured Home Learning English Answers wk beg 11.05.2020

 Owls Structured Home Learning White Rose Worksheets w.b. 11.05.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning White Rose Answers Monday and Tuesday

Owls Structured Home Learning White Rose Answers Wednesday and Thursday

Owls Structured Home Learning  Worksheets - German, Science, Art., PE

Home Learning : Week beginning 4th May 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheets/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning w/b 04.05.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning Maths Worksheets/resources 04.05.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning English Worksheets/resources 04.05.2020 

Owls Structured Home Learning Geography and PE Worksheets/resources 04.05.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning Maths Answers 04.05.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning English Answers 04.05.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning Geography 04.05.2020

Home Learning: Week beginning 27th April 2020

Please find this week's home learning activities and worksheet/resources on the links below:

Owls Structured Home Learning w/b 27.04.2020

Owls Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b 27.04.2020 (1)

Owls Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b 27.04.2020 (2)

Owls Structured Home Learning Worksheets/resources w/b 27.04.2020 (3)

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

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 for the week beginning 20th April 2020:

Owls Structured Home Learning Activities w/c 20th April 2020

Owls Structured Home Learning Activity Worksheets/Resources w/c April 2020

 

5th April - update

This week the theme is Easter!

If you would like to do any activities please look at the school homepage for ideas but also here are a few more ideas -

Maths activities 

Mrs Davison has found a nice NRich challenge activity for you to try, making birds from an egg. 

https://nrich.maths.org/5356

Or why not have a go at finishing this egg to make it symmetrical.

Can you draw your own egg and then make it symmetrical.

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PE Activities -

Have you been doing the Joe Wicks daily PE lessons, another one for you to try is Cosmic Kids, I tried one of the stories; yoga is used to tell the story, it was fun and quite active.

Or why not this week have a go at the egg and spoon race with your family. Did you know that the very first race was in 1894 to celebrate the diamond Jubilee of Queen Vistoria!  Apparently one of the fastest 100m egg and spoon races recorded was 19.39 seconds!!!! I am not sure this is possible without sticking your egg to the spoon!  You could make it more challenging by adding obsatcles, can you still keep the egg on the spoon? Have fun.

English Activities -

Write out the words EASTER BUNNY, then cut them out. Rearrange them on a table to make as many new words as possible. How many can you make?

Or how about a wordsearch - can you find all the Easter words? Maybe you could now make one up for your family to do. You could create your own on paper or this website helps you create wordsearches https://tools.atozteacherstuff.com/word-search-maker/wordsearch.phpEaster wordsearch

 

 Art and craft activities

Could you make your own Easter themed Board game. You could use a game board like this or maybe you have your own idea.

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In my family we have always had a tradition to decoarte an egg on Easter Sunday, perhaps you could have a go, but maybe use stones, as eggs maybe tricky to find this year. There are lots of ideas on line, you could paint them, or stick things on, create characters or patterns, use your imagination. 

easter-egg-decor-animal-critters-templates

 

29th March - update

Don’t forget to have a look at the homepage of our school website where there’s a list of activities for you to have a go at. This week the theme is spring flowers.

There is also a lovely flower based maths challenge for you to try on the NRICH site:

https://nrich.maths.org/1818

Please do keep reading. It is a great time to rediscover old favourites as well as reading new books. There are lots of books which you can download for free if you are a member of Cambridgeshire libraries. Ask an adult to have a look for you using the link below:

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries/library-online/ebooks

You can also borrow audio books using the following link:

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries/library-online/eaudio-books

Maths. 

Continue to log on to Mathletics, can you get a 1000 points each week?
Also explore the Maths activities on Purple Mash. 
Follow a recipe and measure out the ingredients.
Estimate and find the capacity of different containers around the house. Estimate then use a ruler or tape measure, can you find things greater than/ smaller than a metre/ 30cm ...
Set up a shop, practise finding totals and giving change.
Tell the time, work out how many minutes until .... Look at a calendar, how many weeks until your birthday?  
Hit the button has lots of games and activities for all areas of Maths including practising quick mental recall of number bonds, doubles, times tables as well as activities to practise for example measuring, telling the time.
Play board games and card games. Use a dice or cards to practise your number skills, times, adding, finding the difference. Practise dividing amounts, how many ways can you share marbles out, are there any remainders? 
Reading/Writing. 
Enjoy books. Read non fiction, fiction, comics, websites, recipes..... 
Share a story with someone in your family.
Listen to an audio story, there are lots of free ones on line.
Write a review of your book. Make a book mark. Write a new chapter for a book. Make your own book like we did with the Mr. Men books. Draw a comic strip using a favourite character. Act out part of the story. 
Make up a word search.
Write a postcard. 
Keep a diary, just like Scott did, describing what you have been doing and your feelings. 
Bake a cake, write out a recipe and draw a picture. 
Staying Active .
Run/Walk the Daily Mile. Can you spot any post boxes/ birds/ rainbows in house windows.....
Set up a circuit in your garden - star jumps, hopping ...... 
How long can you skip for? Can you learn a new jump?
Practise throwing and catching. 
Set up a treasure hunt around the garden or house.
Go on a scavenger hunt.
Do a P.E. lesson with Joe Wicks every day.
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Other activities 
Enter the Antarctica Stamp competition. Details were sent home along with an entry form. More information can be found below.
Plant some vegetables, watch them grow, keep a record. 
Explore Purple Mash - there are lots of activities covering all areas of the curriculum. 
Continue to practise your touch typing, can you beat your score?
 
Please continue to log on to Mathletics, use Purple Mash and read, read, read! Passwords for Purple Mash and Mathletics have been given out and most of the children do know them. A wealth of companies are developing activity/home learning packs and videos which are being shared widely on social media....these are a valuable resource if your child wishes to use them and you find them useful.

Have fun, enjoy learning with your family. We look forward to you sharing some of your work when we get back.

 

13.3.20

Reading: 20 minutes daily

Spellings- Instead of learning spellings this week, please focus on learning the song words for our special performance assembly.

 Mathletics: Log on to www.mathletics.co.uk to find your personalised homework

Maths -  Times Tables will be given out on Fridays and tested on the following Friday.

The format has changed slightly this term to include related division facts (see below). The children have practiced this in school.

  times table

 X 9

Mild Medium Spicy

Please choose the level you are most comfortable with.

The 9  times table out of order.

E.g.  4 x 9 =

     7 x 9=

     3 x 9 =

 

The  9 times table out of order, plus related division facts.

E.g.  9 x 9 =

  18  divided by 9 =

 As medium, plus missing number problems.

E.g.   6 x 9 = 

  36 divided by 9 =

  __ divided by 9 = 10


 

Key Stage 2 Home Learning

In Key Stage 2 we will be setting home learning tasks each week in reading, spelling and maths. Home learning tasks will be set on Fridays, posted on our class webpage.

Reading: Every day

Spelling: practised as frequently as required

Times Tables: practised as frequently as required

Mathletics: 3 activities a week

I will talk to the children about their ‘home learning’ each week so that they know what they are doing. Some time the activities will be revising a concept, sometimes the activities will be practising something we are currently learning, sometimes the activities will be extending their learning.

Reading: At least 20 minutes a day. We will be regularly talking to your child about their reading and monitoring our AR system to ensure that children are reading regularly at home as well as at school.

 In addition to the books on the AR system your child may read as many books as they wish- the more the better! If your child reads a book from home and would like to do a quiz on it, please send the book into school and we will be very pleased for them to take a quiz. They may also quiz on books that you have read together or books that you have read to them, perhaps for a bedtime story.

Please help your child by encouraging them to read quality books that they enjoy:fiction and non-fiction. It also helps to discuss the book and any unfamiliar words they come across with you. 

Mathletics: Please login to the system at www.mathletics.co.uk, to access the tasks set for your child. Your child’s personal username and password are stuck into the back of their reading diaries.

Studies have proved that children who engage regularly with Mathletics do significantly better in their assessments so please take advantage of this wonderful tool. If you encourage your child to complete more tasks and they gain a certificate, these will be awarded in our Key Stage Assembly on Thursdays.


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