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 and also for a guide to 'We transfer' which will help you if you're having difficulty sending larger files such as videos.

Timetable

We transfer

 

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/

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Happy Tuesday Explorers! I hope that you are enjoying this glorious weather.  Keep up the hard work and stay safe!

 

Tuesday

 

English

This week you are going to be learning about how to write a postcard.  Please watch this PowerPoint Presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSNw538AEmUzntyre-p4lMJ0oe2l7ycyYQ6SVSz5xHFM3SddlSdSJbuiZhB7fbJqDQQrPlxwjGfjtHJ/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Now I would like you to imagine that you are on a lovely, sunny, hot beach holiday.  Please can you write a postcard to a friend of your choice telling them about what you have been doing, what the weather is like, what you will be doing next etc.  You can print the template below, draw and copy the template on some paper or actually make a postcard using paper or card.

 

Postcard Template

 

Maths

This week we are learning about capacity and volume. 

Please watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B6a9O2rZ88

Then copy and complete these sentences (if you haven’t got these containers, try and guess if ‘more than’ or ‘less than’ needs to be written in the gap to complete the sentences):

 

Capacity More and Less

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Monday 1st June

Good morning everyone and welcome back to the 2nd part of the summer term. I hope that you have all had a lovely half term and managed to get outside and enjoy some of the lovely sunshine we have been having. Back to work now though!

 

Welcome Back

 

English

Today I am going to test you on ALL of the phase 4 tricky words.  Please practice writing them by putting them into sentences.  Please send me your test results - it is out of 14. 

Phase 4

 

Maths

This week we are going to be learning about capacity and volume.

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMpkm4dAB4w

Then find five containers around your house and put them into order from smallest capacity to biggest capacity.  Remember you need to find containers that hold liquid!

Containers

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday Explorers! Another week of home learning complete - well done everyone.  You have all worked extremely hard and I am very proud of you all.  Enjoy the half term break and stay safe.

 

May Half Term

 

English

Over the course of the week you have been creating your own version of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.  Today I would like you to read your new version to me, including the beginning and end of the story written below. Please send me a video of you reading your story.  Then you can add pictures to your writing.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.

One Sunday morning the warn sun can up and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.

He started to look for some food.

On Monday he ate through one________________ but he was still hungry.

On Tuesday he ate through two ________________ but he was still hungry.

On Wednesday he ate through three ________________ but he was still hungry.

On Thursday he ate through four ________________ but he was still hungry.

On Friday he ate through five ________________ but he was still hungry.

On Saturday he ate through _______________ .  That night he had a stomachache!

The next day was Sunday again. 

The caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf and after that he felt much better.

Now he wasn’t hungry any more – and he wasn’t a little caterpillar any more.

He was a big fat caterpillar.

He build a small house, called a cocoon, around himself.

He stayed inside for more than two weeks.

Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and…

He was a beautiful butterfly!

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Maths

You have worked really hard with your subtraction tasks this week.  Today I would like you to have a go at playing these games…

SUBTRACTION TO 10 GAME: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10

 

Subtraction to Ten

 

 

FUNKY MUMMY GAME: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html

Please play the circled game (- up to 20).

 

Funky Mummy

 

 

SUBTRACTION GRIDS GAME: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids

 

Subtraction Grids

 

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Thursday 21st May

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you enjoy the activities I have planned for you today.  Please send me an email once you have finished.  Stay happy and stay safe!

 

Thursday

 

English

You are going to be carrying on with your own version of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.  Today I would like you to decide what the very hungry caterpillar ate on Friday and Saturday and re-write the sentences below.  Please write the foods that you decide on in the gaps and have a go at spelling the days of the week on your own:

On Friday he ate through five _______________ but he was still hungry.

On Saturday he ate through _(CHOOSE 6 DIFFERENT ITEMS)_ .  That night he had a stomach ache!  

 

Food

 

Maths

Watch these clips about how to use a number line to subtract:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNpJWC52yrk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHiCT07a-LE

Then copy and complete the subtraction number sentences below.  Use the number line (or a ruler) to ‘jump back’:

 

Subtraction

 

Then if you really want to challenge yourself, have a go at these:

 

Subtraction

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Explorers!  I hope that you are enjoying your week so far.  Keep working hard and stay in touch.  Hang in there, we are half way to Friday!

 

Wednesday

 

English

You are going to be carrying on with your own version of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.  Today I would like you to decide what the very hungry caterpillar ate on Wednesday and Thursday and re-write the sentences below.  Please write the foods that you decide on in the gaps and have a go at spelling the days of the week on your own:

On Wednesday he ate through three _______________ but he was still hungry.

On Thursday he ate through four _______________ but he was still hungry.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Then click on the link to read a PowerPoint story about ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’:

 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQRl6u6ylorJO8SdsAMXmP5qBdWaF09zEbZFUX3F513-iCTDv9ZC9qmVyGFAwissypJIWjE-_caGdfC/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

 

Maths

Please copy and complete the subtraction number sentences below.

You could use coins or counters to help you or you could use a ruler or tape measure as a number line to count back. 

 

Subtraction

 

Then have a go at this cool caterpillar subtraction game:

https://www.softschools.com/math/games/subtraction_games/hungry_caterpillars_subtraction_game/

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Tuesday 19th May

Happy Tuesday to you all!  Thanks to those of you who sent emails and photos yesterday.  Keep up the good work and please do stay in touch as regularly as possible.   I love hearing from you all. 

Tuesday

 

English

This week we are going to be focusing on the days of the week through one of my favourite stories ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.  Please watch the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

You are going to be creating your own version of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.  Today I would like you to decide what the very hungry caterpillar ate on Monday and Tuesday and re-write the sentences below.  Please write the foods that you decide on in the gaps and have a go at spelling the days of the week on your own:

On Monday he ate through one _______________ but he was still hungry.

On Tuesday he ate through two _______________ but he was still hungry. 

 

Maths

Watch this video and shout out the answers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=depLStKzbIE

Then work out the answers to these subtraction questions.  Make sure you write a number sentence. For example, the first one would be:

15 – 5 = ___

 

Subtraction

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Monday 18th May

Good morning Explorers.  I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed some time outside in the sunshine!  Another week of home learning before our half term break.  Keep up the good work, keep smiling and keep safe!

 

Keep Safe

 

English

Today’s task is a handwriting activity; please practice the ‘ay’ join. You can watch the video to remind you how to join the letters. https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-joins-choice-1.html

Then please practice writing the days of the week (which ALL have the 'ay' join in them!) I look forward to seeing your beautiful handwriting.

AY join

 

Today is your spelling test day! Please write numbers 1 – 5 down the left hand side of your page now write these words:

  1. some
  2. come
  3. were
  4. there
  5. little

Let me know how many you get right!

This week’s spellings are the days of the week.  I will test you on these on Monday 1st June.

 

Days of the Week

 

Maths

This week we are going to be learning about subtraction. 

Watch this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW14jOElUrI

Then work out the answer to these subtraction questions.  Make sure you write a number sentence. For example, the first one would be:

7 – 5 = ___

Spring Subtraction

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Friday 15th May

Happy Friday Explorers!  I hope you have had a good week.  Well done for working so hard.  I hope you all have a relaxing and peaceful weekend.  Here are your tasks for today:

 

Friday

 

English

Click on this link (  ODD ONE OUT   )

  1. Read the words along the strips…                                                   EXAMPLE: Read jug cat rug slug
  2. Identify which word is the odd one out…                                          EXAMPLE: Say cat
  3. Write the word which is the odd one out independently…               EXAMPLE: Write c a t
Odd One Out

Then click this link to for a quiz…

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSsvu2QiuVEJqYGE3zD0wpdmAeSsGkwPF6es2foFIXMZy_rPxj3Y5tjzK1rZNeAhvpzEbstCkE3ppUM/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

 

Maths

I hope you have enjoyed the work on measuring length this week.  Today I would like you to draw different length lines using a ruler.  It’s quite tricky but I know you will all do your best!  Try to be as exact as you can.  Good luck!

 

Draw Lines

 

Then check out this website, scroll down and play any of the games linked with length or height.

https://www.splashlearn.com/measurement-games

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Thursday 14th May

Good morning Explorers! I hope you are having a good week so far.  Keep up the good work and stay safe.  Here are your tasks for today:

 

Thursday

 

English

Today you are going to make your own ‘Rhyming Words Pick Up Pairs Game’.

1. First of all cut out 20 squares (about 5cm x 5cm) on paper or cardboard.

2. After that write all of the words below on individual squares.

 

Rhyming Words

 

3. Next think of a rhyming word to go with the words you have written. 

4. Then write the rhyming words on the remaining 10 squares.

5. Finally, you are ready to play your very own ‘Rhyming Words Pick Up Pairs Game’. Lay all of the squares face down and take in turns to turn over two cards – are they a pair of rhyming words? If so, keep that pair and have another go.  If not, turn the squares over and it is the next persons go. 

6. ENJOY THE GAME!

 

Maths

Choose 5 objects from around your house.  Copy and create a table the same as below, estimate how many cm’s the object is and then measure the length in cm’s using a ruler or tape measure.

Blank Table

Once you have completed that task, have a go at playing this game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Wednesday 13th May

Happy Wednesday to you all Explorers.  I hope you are having a good week so far.  Please keep sending me emails, photos and updates.  I love to hear from you.  Here are your tasks for today:

 

Wednesday

 

English

Great nursery rhyme recitals yesterday – well done to those of you who completed the task.  Today we are continuing our work on rhyme.  Copy and complete the chart by writing the rhyming words.

 

Rhyming Words

If you would like to do some more, please click on this link and scroll down to the second page (I will be VERY impressed!): Rhyming Words

 

Maths

Watch these short videos about how to use a ruler to measure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuBLuIW1U70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0p2RD0VnR0

Then copy and complete the chart below.  Remember an estimate is a ‘good guess’ so it doesn’t matter if you don’t get it exactly right.  Use a ruler or a tape measure to find out the actual length of the objects.

 

Length

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning everyone! I hope that you are all well.  Some practical activities for you to complete today, I hope that you enjoy them!

Tuesday

 

English

Watch this short video to find out what we will be learning about this week:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP3UHE0duCU

Nursery Rhymes

 

Today I would like you to choose a nursery rhyme and learn it off by heart.  If you can, send me a video of your nursery rhyme recital.  Identify the rhyming words in the nursery rhyme you choose by writing them on a piece of paper.  Here is a list of traditional nursery rhymes if you are stuck for ideas:

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Jack and Jill
  • I'm a Little Tea Pot
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive
  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • Hickory Dickory Dock

 

Maths

Today we are measuring the length of objects using our body parts.  Please copy and complete the table below for 5 objects of your choice. 

MeasuringMeasuring

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Monday 11th May

Welcome to another week of home learning Explorers.  I hope you all had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed celebrating VE day on Friday.  Here are you learning tasks for today:

 

Monday

 

English

Today’s task is a handwriting activity; please practice the ‘kn’ join. You can watch the video to remind you how to join the letters. https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-joins-choice-1.html

Then please practice some words beginning with ‘kn’.  How many ‘kn’ words can you think of? Can you put some ‘kn’ words into a sentence? I look forward to seeing your beautiful handwriting.

KN join

 

Today is your spelling test day! Please write numbers 1 – 4 down the left hand side of your page now write these words:

  1. one
  2. when
  3. out
  4. what

Let me know how many you get right!

This week’s spellings are the rest of the phase 4 tricky words (remember you can’t sound them out) – good luck! Here is a video to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3501d3pp8

I will test you on these phase 4 tricky words next Monday:

  • some
  • come
  • were
  • there
  • little

 

Maths

This week we are going to be learning about measuring length.  Watch this short video to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftB5VU64yGA

Copy and complete the table below.  Measure the length of the various objects using your hand span.  Use the blank box at the bottom to measure an item of your choice using your hand span. 

 

Hand Span

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Thursday 7th May

It’s the end of the week for us, as tomorrow is the VE Day Bank Holiday.  Well done everyone for working so hard this week and for keeping me updated, sending emails and photos.  I love to see how you are all getting on.  Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!! Stay safe!

English

Today I would like you to make a weather wheel.  Use either a white paper plate or some cardboard (you could use the inside of a cereal box). 

  1. Draw around a large plate to make a circle. 
  2. Carefully cut out the circle. 
  3. Divide the circle into 6 even segments. 
  4. Then think about the different types of weathers that we have. 
  5. Write labels for your chosen types of weather (with your neatest handwriting). 
  6. Draw and colour pictures to represent the various types of weather.
  7. Make an arrow/pointer and fix it in the middle with a split pin/clip/peg. 

Everyday you can point the arrow to the picture of whatever the weather is like outside.

Weather WheelWeather Wheel

 

Maths

Design and draw a picture of a ‘House of Shapes’. Try to include ALL of these 2D shapes in your picture:

  • Squares
  • Circles
  • Rectangles
  • Triangles
  • Ovals
  • Pentagons
  • Hexagons
  • Octagons

I look forward to seeing your completed ‘House of Shapes’. 

 

House of Shapes

 

Then grab a dice and have a go at playing this game.  Can you cover all the shape pictures?

 

2D Shape Roll and Cover

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Wednesday 6th May

Hello Explorers. I hope you all have a lovely Wednesday.  I am so pleased with the work that you have been sending me. Keep smiling and working hard!  A big thank you to the parents for all the support you've given the children throughout this time too.

English

Today we are carrying on with our work on weather.  We have seen several types of weather over the last few weeks.  Create a table like this and complete it by writing the types of weather and what we would wear/use in that weather.  Please draw pictures to go with your writing.

Type of weather

What we wear/use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some ideas to help you – some of the pictures aren’t in the right place they are muddled up!

Types of Weather

 

Maths

Look at the Jack and the Beanstalk picture below.  How many different shapes can you see? Copy and complete the sentences…

Shape Search

 

Then play this game https://pbskids.org/oddsquad/games/pienado/ It is REALLY good fun!

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Tuesday 5th May


Happy Tuesday Explorers!  I hope that you are all well.  Keep up the good work and stay in touch.  Here are your tasks for today:

English

Have a look outside.  What is the weather like today?  Is it sunny and windy like it was yesterday? It is cloudy and cold? Or is it raining? Draw a picture of the weather today and write a sentence to describe what the weather is like. 

Weather

 

Today the weather is…

 

Maths

Lots of mini maths tasks today for you to do today please…

  1. Can you remember the names of the five shapes you drew yesterday?
  2. Can you have a go at drawing a circle?
  3. Can you use a ruler to draw a square, triangle, rectangle and hexagon? 
  4. Can you write how many sides each of the shapes have beside the shapes you have drawn?
  5. Can you find out what a pentagon, octagon and rhombus is and have a go at drawing them?
  6. Can you guess the shape?  http://vtcpsa.hwb.wales.gov.uk/maerdy_2d/e_index.html
2D Shapes

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

 

Monday 4th May

Good morning Explorers - happy Monday to you all! Welcome to another week of home learning. Hope you enjoy the tasks I have planned for you, please let me know how you get on. 

Monday

 

English

Today’s task is a handwriting activity; please practice the ‘qu’ join. You can watch the video to remind you how to join the letters. https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-joins-choice-1.html

Then please practice some words beginning with ‘qu’.  How many ‘qu’ words can you think of? Can you put some ‘qu’ words into a sentence? I look forward to seeing your beautiful handwriting.

qu join

 

Today is your spelling test day! Please write numbers 1 – 7 down the left hand side of your page now write these words:

  1. said
  2. have
  3. like
  4. so
  5. do
  6. some
  7. come

This week’s spellings are more phase 4 tricky words (remember you can’t sound them out) – good luck! Here is a video to help you: hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6I7t7xyogA

I will test you on these phase 4 tricky words next Monday:

one

when

out

what

 

Maths

This week we are going to be learning about 2D shapes.

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRCt9Ch7oR0

Then have a go at drawing and labelling these shapes:

2D Shapes

 

Once you have drawn and labelled your shapes you can play this shape pattern game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Friday 1st May

It’ Friday! It’s a new month! And it’s my birthday today! We are going to wrap up our work on acrostic poems and division today so let’s end the week on a high…LOADS OF EFFORT FROM EVERYONE TODAY PLEASE!!

May Day

 

English

Create an acrostic poem about your favourite animal.  It can be anything you like.  Remember to use interesting adjectives.  I look forward to reading your animal acrostic poems.  Please draw a picture too!

 

Animal Acrostics

 

Maths

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT0HFbA1Mow

Click on the link in GREEN, read the division word problems, calculate the answers and write the number sentences.  Use counters or coins to help.  (Division Word Problems)

For example the first one would be:

Divide these sweets into five bags.  There are 30 sweets in total.

So…

30 ÷ 5 = 6

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Thursday 30th April

Good morning Explorers! Your name acrostic poems yesterday were absolutely fantastic!  Well done everyone I really enjoyed reading them.  Here are your tasks for today…

Thursday

 

English

Create an acrostic poem about your favourite game, activity or hobby.  It can be anything you like.  Remember to use interesting adjectives. Watch these videos to get some ideas of what your acrostic could be about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FLRGat2Z6I                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1o4oOXLOZc

 

Maths

We are continuing our work on division today. 

Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwig70aQuHI

Then complete the activity below.  Divide these numbers into groups of twos…however many groups you have is the answer! Draw an array to show the divisions and complete the calculations. 

Division Arrays

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Wednesday 29th April

Happy Wednesday one and all! I hope that you are all well.  I haven’t heard much from some of you.  Please let me know how you are getting on or if there is anything I can do to help.  I know things are tricky but keep going Explorers! I am missing you all! 

Wednesday

 

English

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your spring acrostic poems yesterday.  You came up with some fantastic ideas.  Today I would like you to create an acrostic poem for your name.  Think of words and phrases to describe yourself and write them next to the letters in your name.  I made this acrostic poem up for my name when I was in primary school and I still remember it today (don’t tell anyone my real name!)…

Absolutely wonderful

Not at all ungrateful

Nice and polite

Anna is a delight!

Acrostic Example

 

Maths

Today we are continuing with our work on division. 

Division Words

 

Division is breaking a number up into an equal number of parts.  For example; if you have 20 items and put them into four equal sized groups, there will be 5 things in each group.

Division Calculation

Watch this video to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGMecZ_aERo

Then answer these questions…

Division Pictures

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Explorers!  Well done to those of you who did their tricky words spelling test yesterday – great job!  Here are today’s tasks, keep up the good work everyone!

English

Acrostics are a fun poetic form that anyone can write.  They have just a few simple rules, and this lesson will teach you how to create acrostic poems of your own. 

To begin with, an acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase.  The word or phrase can be a name, a thing, or whatever you like.  Usually, the first letter of each line is a capital (this makes is easier to see the word spelled out vertically down the page). 

Acrostics are easy to write because they don’t need to rhyme, and you don’t need to worry about the rhythm of the lines.  Each line can be as long or as short as you want it to be. Watch this video to help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwhdXU3KXg8

Write an acrostic poem for the word ‘SPRING’.  You can incorporate some of the spring ideas that you used in your sentences last week. I look forward to reading your spring acrostics. 

Spring Acrostic

 

Maths

Please continue yesterday’s work on division. Division is the process of taking a whole item or a set of items and splitting, or dividing, them into equal groups. When you use division, you are starting with a larger number, and breaking it into smaller, equal pieces. 

Click on the green link in the brackets, (Division). Watch the activity Powerpoint and work out the answer to the problems by drawing or using counters.  Write the calculations (number sentences) for 10 problems of your choice.

For example, this is how you could draw, work out the answer and write the calculation for the first problem:

Division Example

 

Other Curriculum Task

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

 

Monday 27th April

Good morning Explorers - happy Monday to you all! Welcome to another week of home learning. Hope you enjoy the tasks I have planned for you, please let me know how you get on. 

English

Today’s task is a handwriting activity; please practice the ‘sh’ join. You can watch the video to remind you how to join the letters. https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-joins-choice-1.html

Then please practice some words beginning with ‘sh’ and ending with ‘sh’.  How many ‘sh’ words can you think of? Can you put some ‘sh’ words into a sentence? I look forward to seeing your beautiful handwriting.

SH join

 

Today is your spelling test day! Please write numbers 1 – 12 down the left hand side of your page now write these words:

1. he

2. she

3. we

4. me

5. be

6. you

7. all

8. are

9. her

10. was

11. they

12. my

This week’s spellings are phase 4 tricky words (remember you can’t sound them out) – good luck! Here is a little song to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

I will test you on these phase 4 tricky words next Monday:

Phase 4 TW

 

Maths

Today we are going to start some work on division.  Division is the process of taking a whole item or a set of items and splitting, or dividing, them into equal groups. When you use division, you are starting with a larger number, and breaking it into smaller, equal pieces.  Watch this activity Powerpoint (Division), draw the pictures, find the answers and write the number sentences. 

Division Symbol

 

Draw a picture first; draw the same number of boxes as the number for the divisor. Then move from box to box adding in a dot that represents 1 out of the total dividend. The number that you have in each box is the answer.

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Friday 24th April

It’s Friday! Well done everyone for completing another week of home learning.  I have enjoyed hearing from you and seeing the work you have produced.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Take care and stay safe!

Friday

English

Choose three or four of your favourite expanded noun phrases from yesterday and put each one into a sentence. For example:

E N P Sentence

Don’t forget:

  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • finger spaces

I look forward to reading your spring sentences.

Maths

Please read these multiplication word problems carefully, put the information into a number sentence and work out the answer.

Multiplication Word Problems

Once you have completed that activity, please make up some of your own multiplication word problems and send them to me.  I will try and solve your multiplication word problems over the weekend.

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Thursday 23rd April

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and that you are staying safe.  Are you ready for another day of learning?  You are all doing an amazing job and I am really impressed with the quality of the work you are sending me.  If you haven’t emailed me yet this week with your work then please do.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday

English

Expanded Noun Phrase

Thinking about spring, I would like you to write some expanded noun phrases for these spring related nouns.  You could use an orange colouring pencil for the determiner, a green colouring pencil for the adjectives and a blue colouring pencil for the noun.  I have done the first one for you...

E N P Table

 

Maths

Arrays are columns and rows of objects that help count the total number of objects more efficiently. When objects are organised into columns and rows, it becomes easier to count the total number of objects.  In order to do this, you simply count the number of columns and the number of rows and multiply this number together.

Please watch this presentation arrays Arrays and then draw the arrays for these number sentences.

Draw Arrays

Now have a go at drawing arrays for these number sentences:

4 x 2

10 x 3

5 x 3

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Wednesday 22nd April

We are half way through the week already! Well done Explorers you have been working really hard, keep up the good work.  Here are your activities for today:

English

Continuing with our spring theme, today I would like you to look carefully at a flower and then draw a diagram and label the different parts.  Please include a short description of the function each part plays. Watch this short video to help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhTgTwbYMI&index=1&list=PLcvEcrsF_9zLl1enZ2h4kF396AtH90d9F

Flower Parts

Maths

Today we are continuing with multiplication.  A multiplication array is simply an arrangement of rows or columns that matches a multiplication equation. You can make arrays out of objects or pictures, and you can use any sort of shape. For example, here are 3 different arrays that all show 3 × 4.

Arrays

 

Watch this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOyOVDMjUdo and then write the number sentence for these arrays:

Arrays

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Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Explorers! I hope you all enjoyed your handwriting and multiplication tasks yesterday.  It has been so lovely receiving your emails and photos.  Here are today’s activities:

English

During your 1 hour of exercise today (or in the garden), please look out for signs of spring! For example; buds on the trees, flowers growing, birds making nests and maybe even some baby animals.  Take photos of what you find.  When you get home write about the 'spring things' that you saw (don’t forget to use adjectives in your sentences) and draw a picture to go with your writing.  For example:

On my walk today I saw a beautiful tall tree with pink blossoming buds on it. 

Blossom Tree

 

Maths

Today you are going to be finding out about multiplication as repeated addition.  Repeated addition is adding equal groups together. It is also known as multiplication. If the same number is repeated then, we can write that in the form of multiplication.  Please write the repeated addition and the multiplication number sentence to go with these pictures:

123

After you have completed the activity have a go at this game (scroll down and click on ‘Play Now’): https://www.splashlearn.com/math-vocabulary/algebra/repeated-addition

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Monday 20th April

Good morning Explorers - happy Monday to you all! I have got some lovely things planned for you this week.  Please let me know how you get on.  Stay in touch and stay safe!

English

Today’s task is a handwriting activity; please practice the ‘th’ join. You can watch the video to remind you how to join the letters. https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-joins-choice-1.html

Then please practice some words beginning with ‘th’ and ending with ‘th’.  How many ‘th’ words can you think of? Can you put some ‘th’ words into a sentence? I look forward to seeing your beautiful handwriting.

th join

 

Also, I am going to set spellings for you to learn every week.  I will give them to you on a Monday and test you on a Friday.  This weeks spellings are phase 3 tricky words (remember you can’t sound them out) – good luck! Here is a little song to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Phase 3 TW

Maths

Today you are going to be learning about multiplication.  Please watch this video and then have a go at the questions below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2dRLyoyds

Multiplication

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Something for the weekend...

Have you seen the virtual joke book that the staff created to make you laugh? We hope you enjoy it!

 

Friday 17th April

Yippee – it’s Friday! Well done everyone for making such a great effort to get back into your home learning this week.  I am so proud of how hard you have been working and how responsible for your own learning you have been.  Keep up the good work! 

English

Please write A a – Z z in uppercase and lowercase down the left hand side of your page.  Can you think of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES beginning with the different letters of the alphabet?  I will be checking for neat handwriting and correct letter formation.  Can you think of a something for EVERY letter?

A a is for…

B b is for…

C c is for…

D d is for…

Capitals

 

Maths

Get a ball and a partner! Each time your partner throws the ball to you, they will say a number between 0 and 10, all you need to do is catch the ball and say the number that goes with their number to make 10! Please complete the number sentences below (star activity) and then you can play this ‘Make 10 Top of the Class’ game: http://www.snappymaths.com/addition/make10/interactive/make10totc.htm

Star

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Thursday 16th April

Happy Thursday Explorers! How did the ‘Number Bonds to 10 Pick Up Pairs Game’ go yesterday? Who won? I hope you are enjoying your tasks this week.  Please keep me updated!

English

Please write A a – Z z in uppercase and lowercase down the left hand side of your page.  Can you think of animals beginning with the different letters of the alphabet?  I will be checking for neat handwriting and correct letter formation.  Can you think of an animal for EVERY letter?

A a is for…

B b is for…

C c is for…

D d is for…

A - Z

 

Maths

Using your understanding of number bonds to 10, can you write the 11 different ways of making 100 (using 10’s numbers).  So if you know 6 + 4 = 10 then 60 + 40 = 100.  Please make a pick up pairs game for these numbers but instead of writing the numbers in numerals please can you write them in words? Here is an example, it has the number in numerals, the number in words and the number in diennes. Why don’t you give it a go?

10's Numbers

 

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Wednesday 15th April

Good morning Explorers! I hope that you are getting back into your home learning after the Easter break.  Thank you so much for emailing me with your wonderful efforts, it is really good to see.  Here are today’s tasks for you:

English

Today I would like you to sing the alphabet! Please practice going through the letters of the alphabet in the correct order (even the tricky bit…l, m, n o p).  Maybe you could invent a new alphabet song? Please could you write down the lowercase and uppercase letters of the alphabet? Do you know them all?  Are they all in the correct order? Here is a song to help you get started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75p-N9YKqNo

Alphabet

 

Maths

Today you are going to create your own ‘Number Bonds to 10 Pick Up Pairs Game’. 

  1. First of all write down all the pairs of numbers that equal 10 in full number sentences (this is to check you know them all!)
  2. Then cut out 22 squares (about 5cm x 5cm).
  3. Next write a pair of numbers (that make 10) on two individual squares.  For example if you write 6 on one square you need to write 4 on another square.
  4. After that, write down all the other numbers bonds on the remaining squares.  Remember there are 11 different ways of making 10 so some numbers will be repeated.
  5. Finally, you are ready to play your very own ‘Number Bonds to 10 Pick Up Pairs Game’. Lay all of the squares face down and take in turns to turn over two cards – are they a pair of numbers that equal 10? If so, keep that pair and have another go.  If not, turn the squares over and it is the next persons go. 
  6. ENJOY THE GAME!

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Tuesday 14th April

Welcome back to home learning Explorers! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break and are now ready to get back into the swing of things.  I’ve got some great things organised for you this week, I hope that you enjoy them.  Stay safe and stay in touch!

English

Today’s task is a handwriting activity; please practice the ‘ch’ join. You can watch the video to remind you how to join the letters. https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/cursive-joins-choice-1.html

Then please practice some words beginning with ‘ch’ and ending with ‘ch’.  Can you think of a word that begins AND ends with ‘ch’?  How many ‘ch’ words can you think of? I look forward to seeing your beautiful handwriting.

ch join

 

Maths

Please write your number bonds to 10.  Remember to write in full number sentences and make sure your numbers are the right way around.  There are 11 different number sentences (remember how I say ‘buy one get on free’ so if you know 1 + 9 = 10 you automatically know another one!)  You can use equipment to help (counters, beads, coins, cereal pieces) or just use your fingers!  Once you have written your number sentences have a go at playing ‘Save the Whale’ http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

Save the Whale

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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