Explorers

 Welcome to the Explorers Home Learning Page

Mrs Balsdon

Mrs Balsdon

abalsdon@whiptonbarton.org

 

An English, maths and other curriculum task will be added daily, before 9am, during term time.

Please email Mrs Balsdon with any questions, queries or to share your learning. She will be checking emails regularly and will reply between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday - Friday. 

 

Click below for a suggested daily timetable to help you plan your daily routine.

Timetable

 

Links to online learning platforms

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://sparx.co.uk/maths/

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whiptonbartonfed

https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu

Links to other useful websites

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.co.uk/

 

Friday 27th March

Wow this week has whizzed by! I hope that you have been enjoying your home learning.  I have loved receiving your emails and photos.  You look like you are all having fun. As we will now be entering your Easter Holiday time, I will be taking a break in assigning you daily activities. However, it will still be good for you to do some activities on Bug Club and Mathletics over the break to keep your skills up to date.  Here are your tasks for today:

English

To finish off the week, please can you write these very muddled instructions in the correct order?  If you want to print them off and cut and stick them that is fine.  Whichever you would like to/can do. Just click on the following link: HOW TO CLEAN YOUR TEETH

Clean Teeth

Once you have finished writing the instructions take a look at this little video and try to sing along…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGqUT2HEKU

Maths

Using the 100 square that you created on Monday, pick a number at random and write a number sentence for 10 less.  For example: 82 - 10 = 72.

  1. Close your eyes and wiggle your finger over the 100 square.
  2. Ask someone to say ‘stop’, put your finger on the 100 square and identify the number that you have landed on.
  3. Write the number sentence (for 10 less) and work out the answer. 
  4. Can you identify a rule?
  5. Please complete 10 number sentences.
  6. Play ‘Chopper Squad’ on Top Marks (10 More or Less). https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Other Curriculum Task

Please go to your year group page for today's 'Other Curriculum Task'.

 

Thursday 26th March

Welcome back Explorers! Thank you so much for sending me your brilliant games yesterday, I followed your instructions carefully, I even taught Dougie how to play!  I hope that you have been enjoying your tasks so far. Here are today’s tasks:

English

Just a few more days on instructions.  How appropriate is today’s instruction writing task…HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS! Please write down what I need and the method (what I need to do).  I keep getting muddled and do things in the wrong order, please will you help me?

Wash Hands

Maths

Using the 100 square that you created on Monday, pick a number at random and write a number sentence for 10 more.  For example: 25 + 10 = 35.

  1. Close your eyes and wiggle your finger over the 100 square.
  2. Ask someone to say ‘stop’, put your finger on the 100 square and identify the number that you have landed on.
  3. Write the number sentence (for 10 more) and work out the answer. 
  4. Can you identify a rule?
  5. Please complete 10 number sentences.
  6. Play ‘Chopper Squad’ on Top Marks (10 More or Less). https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Other Curriculum Task

Please go to your year group page for today's 'Other Curriculum Task'.

 

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Explorers! Thank you so much for the emails and photos; I have enjoyed looking at your brilliant home learning efforts.  I followed your instructions carefully and successfully made some delicious jam sandwiches last night.  Here are your jobs for today…

English

Make up your own game, create your own rules and write a set of instruction to tell me how to play.  You can use anything you like, for example: dice, balls, hoops, cups, counters etc.  Be as creative as you like! Make it as simple or as complicated as you wish.  If you need any more help, just email me!

Game

Maths

Using the 100 square that you created on Monday, pick a number at random and write a number sentence for 1 less.  For example: 58 - 1 = 57. 

  1. Close your eyes and wiggle your finger over the 100 square.
  2. Ask someone to say ‘stop’, put your finger on the 100 square and identify the number that you have landed on.
  3. Write the number sentence (for 1 less) and work out the answer. 
  4. Can you identify a rule?
  5. Please complete 10 number sentences.
  6. Play ‘Chopper Squad’ on Top Marks (1 More or Less). https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Other Curriculum Task

Please go to your year group page for today's 'Other Curriculum Task'.

 

Tuesday 24th March

Welcome back Explorers! I hope that you had a good day yesterday. Here are today's tasks...

English

Create a set of instructions for how to make a jam sandwich.  What order will you do things? Make sure you use bossy verbs and time connectives, capital letters and full stops.  Please can you send me a photo of your instructions and I will follow them. I hope to enjoy some tasty jam sandwiches! 

Jam Sandwich

Maths

Using the 100 square that you created yesterday, pick a number at random and write a number sentence for 1 more.  For example: 43 + 1 = 44.

  1. Close your eyes and wiggle your finger over the 100 square.
  2. Ask someone to say ‘stop’, put your finger on the 100 square and identify the number that you have landed on.
  3. Write the number sentence (for 1 more) and work out the answer. 
  4. Can you identify a rule?
  5. Please complete 10 number sentences.
  6. Play ‘Chopper Squad’ on Top Marks (1 More or Less). https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Other Curriculum Task

Please go to your year group page for today's 'Other Curriculum Task'.

 

Monday 23rd March

Good morning Explorers! Here are your tasks for today.

English Task

Write a set of instructions about how to prepare your breakfast.  Think carefully about the order in which you do things. Don't forget to use bossy verbs, time conjunctions and capital letters and full stops.

First...

Next...

After that...

Next...

Finally...

Maths Task

Please create your very own 100 square.  Check that your numbers are the right way around and that you don't miss any out! You could: draw it, make it out of pieces of paper or be as creative as you like. I would love to see your finished hundred squares.

 

100 Square

Other Curriculum Task

Please go to your year group page for today's 'Other Curriculum Task'.