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What will home learning look like?


We wanted to just update you with what ‘learning’ may look like now that the Summer Term is imminent. Firstly, please remember that when it comes to ‘home learning’ we would like you to do as little or as much of this as you can- there is absolutely no pressure. We know that many of you will be working at home yourselves, trying to teach multiple children, having challenges with internet speeds etc., so please do not worry if things don't quite go to plan. If in doubt, ask your child to pick up a book and enjoy reading, do a fun Joe Wicks workout or even just go on a minibeast hunt in the garden!

Whilst the children are missing education in school, we are sure that they are learning many wonderful life skills at home with you, as well as spending time with their families. Please be assured that our amazing team of teachers will pick up where they left off, once children return to school and everything returns to normal. In school we differentiate learning based on the needs of the children. Some teachers may be in contact with you to direct you towards the year group above/ below your child’s current year group. If for example your child is finding maths for their year group too much of a challenge, please feel free to have a look at the year group below. Likewise, you can also look at the year above.

English Home Learning

Each week, teachers will be uploading a weekly English plan to your child’s class page. This will have an activity per day along with supporting resources. Please note that you do not have to print worksheets off. Your child can simply write their answers onto a piece of paper or notebook. Teachers will also be uploading weekly spelling and grammar activities (and phonics if you are in Year 1). Please also do check your child’s class page for a range of other exciting websites that have been collated for you to use. These range from teaching videos to websites that allow you to access e-books for free.

Maths Home Learning


As you know, over the last few weeks we have been directing you to the White Rose website for maths learning. We have feedback from parents and children to say that they were really disappointed when the worksheets (which accompany the videos) were no longer freely available- we were disappointed about this too! We have made the decision as a school to purchase the ‘Premium Package’ which now means that teachers have access to the worksheets, along with some other great resources. Unfortunately, we can’t upload the worksheets to the school website but we will be sending them out via email. We will be sending the worksheets to you (via Arbor) on a Friday, ready for the following Monday. The videos, that go with the worksheets, are still freely available on the White Rose website. We hope that you continue to find the worksheets useful but please do ask if you have any questions. If you have been accessing a year below/above for your child, then please us so that we can send you the relevant worksheet.


Wider Curriculum

Below you will find a  Topic choosing grid uploaded to this webpage. There will be 12 activity ideas covering a range of subjects. Some are open ended creative tasks, and some are more structured and have supporting documents uploaded alongside them. The red font indicates where there is a supporting document. As we have said before, there is no pressure to complete all of these tasks and your feedback is gratefully received. The Topic grid will stay the same until half term at least, when we will review it based on parental feedback.

HELP!

If there are things that you simply do not understand about any aspect of what is on the website, please do let us know. We want to get it right, but please understand that we are just as new to this online teaching situation as you are! You can contact your teacher at jyates@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk, jberridge@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk or nreskelly@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk. Us teachers are really looking forward to hearing from you and your children. You are welcome to send pictures of home learning, messages or questions via the email address. However, as you know, many of us teachers have children of our own to look after and so may be completing our ‘work’ at a range of times. We also have other work to complete at home so may not be signed in to our email accounts. Therefore, an instant reply should not be expected but we will be in contact as soon as possible.


Best wishes, Mrs Berridge, Mrs Yates and Mrs Reskelly

 


Home Learning Week 6 (06.07.20) 

Hello Year 4! 

The Year 4 key worker bubble have had a wonderful time in school this week learning all about Wadebridge. We have discovered many new things about our home town and we hope that you have found it as interesting as we have. Here are the resources for this week... 

English - Please see the  'English PowerPoint' resource. We will be continuing with our information texts all about Wadebridge. We will be planning our text and then moving on to writing it up by the end of the week. We have uploaded a toolkit to help you include all of the features of an information text. 

Spelling - Please read through the 'Spelling' PowerPoint. We have attached a *word search and a *handwriting sheet to help you practice. 

Reading Comprehension - This weeks reading comprehension is all about the London marathon. Please choose the correct difficulty level for your child. 

*SPaG activity - We have uploaded a spelling, punctuation and grammar activity - please choose the correct difficulty for your child. Only complete one sheet. 

* Please note - the extra resources are there if you want to use them. 

Maths - The White Rose worksheets will have been sent to you via email, so please check your inbox. Continue to use White Rose maths. BBC Bitesize offer the daily lesson as well as games which work alongside this weeks focus of 'angles'.

Have the most wonderful week! 

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 



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Home Learning Week 5 (29.06.20) 

Hello! 

What a wonderful week we have had at school taking part in the Cornwall school games. We hope that you had fun too. Thank you for sending us pictures of the work that has been completed at home despite the scorching weather. Here are the resources for this week... 

English -  For the next 2 weeks we have teamed up with Year 3 to write an information text all about Wadebridge. This week we will be gathering information ready to write next week. Please read through the 'English Powerpoint' and complete the tasks. If you have a sibling in Year 3, please feel free to research together. 

Spelling - Please read the powerpoint and find creative ways of learning the new spellings which are adverbials. We have also uploaded a wordsearch to complete. 

Reading comprehension - This weeks reading comprehension is all about sun safety (in hope that the sun will return!). Please choose the correct difficulty level. 

Punctuation and Grammar - We have uploaded a SPaG resource for this week. Please choose the correct difficulty level. Only complete one sheet. 

Maths -  This weeks focus is charts and graphs. The White Rose worksheets will have been sent to you, so please check your inbox. Continue using the White Rose website for the video lessons. 

Have a wonderful week, 

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 

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Home learning week 4 (22.06.20) 

Hi everyone. 

Thank you for continuing to send us pictures and videos of what the children have been achieving at home. This week we have had pictures and videos of children making sausage rolls, completing amazing art work and wonderful topic work. We really enjoy seeing all of the work and have now started to share it with the Year 4 key worker children... they love seeing what their friends have been up to at home. 

Here are the resources for this week... 

English - We are finishing our explanation text this week. Please read through the 'English Powerpoint', which as usual begins with the spellings on Monday. A WAGOLL has been provided to show the structure of an explanation text, as well as to provide information for children who haven't managed to research how butterflies grow. We have had great feedback from parents regarding writing the explanation text, so we can't wait to see some of the finished products. 

Spellings - We continue to focus on the spelling of words ending in 'ous'. Please read through the 'Spelling Powerpoint'.   We have attached a wordsearch (of maybe the children could make their own using this weeks spellings?) and a handwriting sheet to complete. 

Reading comprehension - As usual, please choose the correct level of difficulty for your child. This week we will be reading a text about Roald Dahl. 

Maths - Please continue to use the White Rose maths videos and worksheets https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4 This week the focus is on ordering and estimating money. Additionally, we recommend https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg7/ccompare.html, which is a game that will help the children to learn to calculate amounts of money. It is a game that we play in school, so the children will be familiar with it. 

Topic - Continue to use the topic grid for ideas and resources linked to our 'Minibeast and Meadows' topic. 

Have a fantastic week, 

Mrs Berridge, Mrs Yates and Mrs Reskelly. 

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Home learning Week 3 (15.06.20) 

Hello!

Here are the resources for this week ... 

English - This week we will begin to plan and write our explanation texts - see 'English PowerPoint'. 

Spellings - Please read through the 'Spelling PowerPoint'. You can also test your child during the spelling lesson on Monday, as well as on Friday to see the progress that they will have made. 

Handwriting - We have uploaded a handwriting sheet to practice both this week's spellings, as well as handwriting. 

Reading comprehension - This week's reading comprehension is about Hindu Gods. Please choose the correct difficulty level for your child. 

Maths - The focus remains on decimals and this week we will be comparing, ordering and rounding. The worksheets and answers (hopefully!) will have been emailed to you on Friday. Please continue to use the White Rose website. 

Topic - Thank you to all who have sent us pictures and photos of the topic work that you have completed. The work that the children are completing is amazing and we love seeing it. Please continue to use the topic grid to choose challenges - or create your own challenge linked to our topic of 'Mini beasts and Meadows'. 

Keep up the wonderful work. 

Take care, 

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 

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Home learning week 2 (08.06.20) 

Hello! 

We hope that you're well and continuing to stay safe. Here are the resources for Summer term 2, week 2. 

English - This week we will be learning skills which are needed to write an explanation text. We will be focusing on tense (past, present and future) and time connectives. Wednesday and Thursday's lesson focuses on using the correct tense but also using VIPERS skills to answer questions. 

Spelling - Please read through the Powerpoint. This week's spellings are words ending with 'ous' without a definitive root word. We have also uploaded a handwriting sheet if you wish to use it for spelling practice and/or handwriting practice. 

Reading comprehension - This week we are reading a fact sheet all about garden birds. Please choose the correct difficulty level for your child (1 star being the easiest, 3 stars being the most challenging).

Maths - Please continue to use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/   Week 7. The worksheets and answers will have been emailed to you.  This week, the focus is on tenths and hundredths as decimals. The children have completed work on this before the closure, so hopefully this won't be too challenging. 

Topic - Continue to work through the Topic grid which has been provided. 


As usual, please keep sending us your wonderful pictures of completed home learning challenges. We love to see them. Please be aware that we are back in school now, so we may not reply to emails as quickly as we have been, but please be assured that we will reply as soon as possible. 

Have a wonderful week, 

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 

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Home learning week 1 (w/b 01/06/20) 

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to Summer term 2. We hope that you had a restful half term and that you managed to enjoy the beautiful weather. 

Just a reminder that Monday 1st June is an INSET day, so we haven't set any challenges for this day. Here are the home learning resources for this week... 

English - This week, we will begin to look at explanation texts. Please open the 'English Powerpoint' and follow the instructions. 

Spelling - Read through the 'Spelling' powerpoint and complete the spelling lesson (this week it will be on Tuesday due to Monday's INSET).  We have uploaded a handwriting sheet as an extension. 

Reading - As before, please select the correct difficult for your child (1 star being the least challenging - 3 stars being the most challenging). This week its all about the carnival. 

Maths -   Continue to follow the White Rose lessons. As before, the worksheets have been emailed to you as well as the answers. We will be using the 'Week 6' resources which focus on fractions. We completed some fraction work before home learning started, so hopefully this will jog a few memories and won't be too challenging.  

We have been made aware that www.primarygames.co.uk is now free to use! This is a great maths website which we often use at school that allows the children to play games and covers everything from telling the time to fractions and decimals. The children should be able to use it independently as they do at school. 

Topic - We are continuing with out topic of 'Mini beasts and meadows'. Please see the new topic grid, which has been uploaded below, for a choice of activities and challenges related to our topic. 

Have a wonderful week of home learning - email us if you need anything. 

Take care,

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 


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Topic (Summer 2)  

We are continuing with our topic 'Mini beasts and Meadows', which is a science based topic. We have created another topic grid full of fun, interesting and creative activities and ideas for you to complete. Please keep sending us photos of the activities that you have completed, we can't wait to see them. Have fun! 

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Home Learning week 6 (w/b 18/06/20) 

We can't believe that it is week 6 of the summer term already. Where has the time gone? We hope that you are well and continue to stay safe. Here are the resources for home learning, week 6. 

English - Please open the 'English Powerpoint' and read through the slides. We wanted to recap some of the skills that we have already discussed when we were at school. There are a range of activities to choose from once you have watched the video for each lesson. Friday's lesson is a creative writing task. 

Spelling - Please go through the Powerpoint and complete a fun activity to help you learn this weeks spellings. 

Reading comprehension - This week, the task is about the Tour de France. 

Maths - If it is working for you and your family, please feel free to continue to use www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  for maths. However, if you preferred the White Rose videos and sheets, we have now bought the activity sheets and will be emailing them out to you. It is totally up to you whether you use BBC bitesize or White Rose for your maths lessons moving forward. 


If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to ask. Keep sending us the wonderful photos of work.

Have a great week.

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 


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Home Learning week 5 (w/b 11/05/20) 

Hello! 

We hope that you're well and that you are enjoying this glorious weather that we are having. Thank you so much for all of the pictures of your work that you have sent us over the past week. We love seeing what challenges you have completed at home. We now have a post below where we will post your pictures so your friends can also see what fabulous tasks you have completed. 

Here are the home learning resources for week 5. 

English -  We are finishing off our 'Bee and Me' stories this week. Please see the 'English' Powerpoint. 

Spelling - Please read through the Powerpoint and complete a fun activity. There is also a word chart activity sheet to complete. 

Grammar and punctuation - Please use this as a learning tool, not a test. Complete the sheet provided. 

Comprehension - Please choose the correct level of challenge. This week's comprehension is all about looking after a dog.  

Maths -  As from Monday (11th), White Rose maths are teaming up with BBC Bitesize and will no longer be providing sheets. White Rose will still be showing the videos with longer pauses to allow time for the children to grab a pencil and paper and have a go at the tasks. However, if you feel that you would like some additional tasks, please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. By clicking on the Year 4 lessons, it will provide you with the same lesson, plus additional work to complete. 
We have uploaded some additional supporting worksheets from White Rose. Look below to to find the worksheets.

Topic - Please continue to work through the tasks set on the topic grid. Alternatively, create your own challenges all about mini beasts and meadows. 

Have a wonderful week full of learning and fun. Please keep sending us photos. 

Take care, 

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Reskelly. 

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