Lockdown Learning W/B 11-01-2021

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Hi Biggies,

This is not the way I would want to start the term but I know you will do your best. We are going to start slowly making sure everyone can use the technology from home.

We will use this blog as the main way of listing the learning you will need to do. We will use Teams to hand in work and our e-Portfolios to think about and record important steps in learning.

You will be able to arrange to pick up your iPad if you need a device for school work. You all have been using Teams on your iPads in school, so should be able to use that to hand in work and come to meetings. If you have trouble with your own devices make sure you get your iPad.

We should be in a much better place for home learning this time. We have practiced adding work to Assignments in Teams, and you all have excellent ICT skills.

The most important thing you can do this week is to make a plan. You are going to need a couple of hours for learning every day, as well as time for any Teams meetings. You need to think where and when you are going to do this. Can you find a quiet space in your home? Can you make sure you have everything you need? It may help to make a schedule.

Please try to do all of the activities this week. It is not a full week’s work but it will let us troubleshoot any problems. Handing things in in Teams Assignments will be a good test of the technology. If you have problems we can find ways to work around things. Get in touch if you have any problems. You can chat in teams. Email me at gw09johnstonjohn4@glowmail.org.uk or your parent or carer can phone the school and I will phone them back.

teams iconWe will try 3 teams meetings: Monday 2pm, Wednesday 2pm and Friday 11 am. These will be short this week, just to explain things and to check everyone can get connected and that the technology is working.

If you need more work you can head over to the NLC digital classroom. Your parents or carers will have the code and details to let you join that team. You can send me work in Teams if you want me to see what you have done.

Week Beginning 11 January 2021
Literacy Maths H&WB Other
Spelling

Reading

Green & Blue Groups

Yellow Group

Daily Practice

Measure Revision

Our Shanarri word for January is Active

P.E design a set of 5 exercises for yourself..

IDL: Mary Queen of Scots 

 

French

This week: please post to your e-Portfolio your plans for lockdown learning. Where you will work, and how you will organise your time.

 

Reading Green & Blue Groups

This week: spend some time in the epic library. Read some short books and browse through the library.

By the end of the week you should have chosen a chapter book that you want to read.
Go to Search, then choose Books.  In the English Language Arts section there is a Chapter Books & Novels section. Find one you like.
Do this Prior Knowledge Exercise.
You can choose a book of your own that you have not read if you like.

Reading Yellow Group

There are 2 books assigned to you in Epic. Open the app and find the books.

    • Monday: listen to one of the books. Make a list of any tricky words.
    • Tuesday: Read the book you listened to on Monday aloud. Write sentences with the tricky words you found on Monday.
    • Wednesday: Listen to the other book. Draw a picture to go with the book. Write the book’s title below your picture.
    • Thursday: Read the second book aloud.
    • Friday: Choose a page or two that you like from one of the books and record yourself reading in Voice Memos. Email the audio to me. Help on emailing audio.

 

Maths Daily Practice

Daily Practice, do this at least. If you think you are weak at something do more (eg tables!!)
Monday: Gimme Some Sums: Do 1 addition, 1 subtraction, 1 multiplication and 1 division sum. Choose ones that you can do but are not too easy.
Tuesday: Sumdog
Wednesday: Do a Speed Test for your tables.
Thursday: Sumdog
Friday: Free Choice of above

 

Maths Measure Revision

Before Christmas we were learning about measure, length, area, perimeter and volume.

Here is a video going over the concepts. Please do the worksheets below and submit them to Assignments in our class Team.

Squares

Pentagons

Octagons

You can find more help on these topics (and try the quizzes):

There are some good short videso to watch on BBC bitesize: Measurement BBC Bitesize

 

IDL

We are going to studying Mary Queen of Scots this term.

Watch this BBC video. What does that make you think of Mary? Make some notes and bring them to the Team meeting on Friday.

What do you know about Mary ? Does anyone in your family know anything? Make notes and bring them to the Team meeting on Friday.

 

French

Revise your French numbers 70-100 by watching this video:

Now, write these numbers in French: 81, 75, 99, 87, 100, 73, 84 and 92. Try to write them without looking at the video!

 

P.E

Design a set of 5 exercises for yourself.
Do them every day, see how many you can do in a minute.
Make a table to record them in your jotter or Notes.
Do you get better as the week goes on?
Hand in the table on Friday afternoon in the Team’s Assignment.

Last Week of Term

Hi Biggies,
Only two and a half days to go.

I am not going to put up any work for this week. I would like you to continue showing your learning from last week. I have loved what has been done so far. It is really worth the effort to get a few memories on your e-portfolio before summer!

 

I’ll have a Teams meeting on Monday at 2pm.

Check out Teams on Tuesday and Wednesday for other possible meetings.

If you want some extra ideas you could try:

  1. Art Ideas – Banton Biggies
  2. Other Ideas – Banton Biggies
  3. Home Learning Week beginning 8 June 2020 – Banton Biggies
  4. Explore a Word – Banton Biggies
  5. Lockdown Writing Ideas – Banton Biggies
  6. Number Talks Chilli Challenge – Banton Biggies
  7. Tables Practise – Banton Biggies
  8. Adaptive Learning Platform | Learning Games | Sumdog

Week beginning 15 June Show Your Learning

It is getting near the end of the session! This week is going to be a little difference. We want you to spend some time this week celebrating some of your learning.

We will have meets at 2pm most days. I’ll be in school on Tuesday so not then.

To do that we want you to show your learning, I’ve put some suggestions in different curricular areas below but you could choose something else to do as well or instead of. You could be presenting some skill or knowledge you have learn in school or at home. I’ve also put a few ideas for Quick Creates to help you practise your creative skills without spending too long on it.

You can choose to do one or more projects over the week. It is up to you. What I do want to see is your best work, both in content and presentation.

You can choose how you present your work, some suggestions:

  • Write
  • Make a movie, iMovie, Clips or some other app
  • Make a presentation, Keynote, PowerPoint
  • Make a poster
  • Record audio
  • Make a Mindmap

Whatever you are doing it and how you do it you need to plan out carefully what you are going to do. Make sure the ideas are in the right order. Think about your audience. They want to read, hear or see whatever you are doing clearly in a way they can understand. I want to see your very best.
The Features of Recount may help you think about how to organise your work.
Think about Skills.

The finished result should go on your blog. I’ll also put a link in Teams to let you send me huge files if you need them shrunk down a bit.

 

Here are some ideas:

Literacy | Maths | Art | IDL, Science & RME | ICT | Health & Wellbeing | Quick Creates

 

Literacy

Create a text. This could be a poem, story or writing in one of the many genres we have learnt about this year. Really make an effort to polish the writing and present it well.

You could write and illustrate your work or type it and enhance it with images. If it is a poem you might like to record it as a audio or video file.

Take really care with your presentation, handwriting, spelling and illustrations. Make your work shine.

Look at these wonderful examples to get inspired: “Lost Words” Poems

 

Maths

You could share a maths skill you have, create an explanation of how you do a formal calculation, work out a mental math problem using your number talk skill or show your knowledge of shape or measure.

Here are a couple of brilliant examples: Function machines and Abacus maths-

 

ART

We have made all sorts of Art, painted, drew and constructed a whole lot of different things.

You have an amazing set of Art Skills, can you produce something fabulous? If you need reminded or inspired look at the Art Category on our blog or the
Art Gallery . If this is too much you could just click for a random piece of art.

IDL,Science RME

The world is your oyster, show what you know about the world, now or in the past. About nature, science, people. You could think of one of the topics we have studied in school or share your own interests.

 

 

Health & Welbeing

Could you explain what you know about one of the SHANARI indicators.

ICT

Create a guide or set of instructions on how to do something technological.

You could create a scratch programme, using your skills or adding more.

Show what you have been doing in Minecraft. Make a video, screencast or combine screenshots and writing in a blog post. Let me know in Teams if you want the Minecraft server turned on at a particular time.

 

Quick Creates

If you only have 30 minutes to fill and want to flex your creative muscles

Home Learning Week beginning 8 June 2020

Hi Biggies,

Well done to all of you who are continuing to work hard. I just posted a selection of screenshots on the Blog: Home Learning for week beginning 1 June but you should visit your classmates blogs to see it in full.

This week will be a little different as I’ll be in school from Tuesday starting to get the classroom tidied up for next session. As you can imagine this might be a bit of a struggle for me and my tidiness issues 😱

I will have a meeting at 2pm on Monday and open the Minecraft server up at 1pm too, but I am not sure if I’ll be able to do them throughout the week. I will let you know in teams. I’ll still be in teams or answer email if you need help or a chat.

Literacy | Maths | Art | IDL | Health & Wellbeing | Other |

 

 Literacy

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word | ReadTheory |  Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Reading

Yellow & Blue Groups

Pick a Fiction Book from Oxford Owl or one you have in the house.

There are three activities so spread them out over the week:

Character

Think about the characters in the story – Who are they? What did they do? How did they feel? What type of relationships did they have with other characters? Write about one of the characters.

 Visualisation

Pick out words and phrases from the book which

describe the character or setting. Draw and label the picture with quotes from the book.

Vocabulary

Look at any unfamiliar words. What strategies could you use to help work out the meaning? Make a picture or explaination for some of these words.

Read & Green

Week 6 Tasks Own Novel  be sure to look at this early in the week there are several parts to it. Plan out when you are going to do them.

North Lanarkshire Learning hub are having literacy challenges, you could give them a go.

Writing

This week I’d like you to try one of the writing task you have not tried before I’ve collected them all on the Lockdown Writing ideas page.

FILM LITERACY

Paddington 2 | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions. We will discuss some of the questions in one of the meets this week. Watch the clip first!

Write at least three (more for p 6 & 7) of your answers to the questions out fully:
Why do you think all of the prisoners turn around when Paddington approaches Mr Knuckles?
think all of the prisoners turn around when Paddington approaches Mr Knuckles because…

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

 

Maths

Lets all try and make an effort on the Sumdog competition this week!


The Not Quite Chilli Challenge is Multiplication this week.

Octagons & Hexagons

First Level Expressions and Equations Balance.
First Level Expressions and Equations Hidden Symbols.

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Second Level Expressions and Equations Connect 4.
Second Level Expressions and Equations Hidden Symbols.

Health and Wellbeing

Try some of these North Lanarkshire ideas this week.

 

HWB June

 

IDL

NHS Topic

This NHS topic is from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Let me know in Teams or by posting to your e-portfolio about any progress you are making.

 

Art

There are still lots of Art Ideas that have not been tried by everyone, why not have a look and try some out.

Other Ideas

 Lockdown Life

Remember to check the Other Ideas page.

Minecraft Education Edition

Blogging Tips

Home Learning Week beginning 1 June 2020

Hi Biggies,

Here is this week’s learning.

Teams Meeting will be at 2pm every day this week

I’ll open the Minecraft server at 1pm most days. 

As usual you can get in touch with me in Teams or via email.

Jump to: Literacy | Maths | Art | IDL | Other

Something a wee bit different:

Paper Aeroplanes

This week we are going to learn a bit about making Paper Aeroplanes.

Over the week build, decorate & fly paper aeroplanes. Try to make at least 3 so you can compare the designs.

We are looking for:

  • Smoothest Flyer
  • Distance Flight
  • Best looking design
  • Best Decoration

We will also use this for our writing this week. See below.

There are tons of great resources for making them:

Fold ‘N Fly » Paper Airplane Folding Instructions This site is really good, there are step by step instructions and a youtube video at the bottom of each page.

Paper Airplane Designs

And some tutorials on Youtube, I like this one:

This is easy and it flies well if you just drop it gently:

How to fold the world record paper airplane – YouTube

How To Make 5 EASY Paper Airplanes that FLY FAR – YouTube

How to make a paper airplane – BEST paper planes that FLY FAR – Como hacer aviones de papel . Grey – YouTube

Literacy

Yellow & Blue Group

Pick a Fiction Book from Oxford Owl or one you have in the house but have not read yet.

There are three activities so spread them out over the week

Prior Knowledge

Make predictions about what the book will be about based on the title, front cover and any prior knowledge of the subject.

Write these down in your eportfolio or on a piece of paper. Title it with the name of the book and then put the first heading Before Reading.

Read the book or the first couple of chapters if it is along one. Were you right, add to your post or on your paper, give a second heading After Reading.

If you are writing make sure your handwriting in neat. Writing or typing check your capital letters, fullstops, and spelling.

Setting

Discuss the setting of the story – can you use describing words
to write a description of the setting?

Read the rest of the story, or the next few chapters if it is a long one.

Beginning Middle and End

Retell the main events in the story or section you have read. What happened at the
beginning, middle and end of the story? Title this Name of story BME

Red & Green Group

Week 5 Tasks Own Novel be sure to look at this early in the week there are several parts to it. Plan out when you are going to do them.

Writing

Write instructions to make a paper aeroplane, don’t just copy text from the internet. Write your own. Or you could make a comic or movie with some instruction. If you are writing you will need lots of pictures. You could make a presentation with Keynote. Remember you will need a list of materials and equipment.

See the Features of Instructional/ Procedural Writing

Here is my example.

If you don’t feel like making your own instructions you could write and explain how I could improve this one.

Maths

DAILY MATHS

Sumdog

Worksheets

MATHS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE WORLD

Research how different civilisations throughout history have recorded numbers. Create a booklet, poster or Powerpoint to show what you have learned. Explain this to an adult in your house. Can you answer any questions they have?

Some suggestions & links for you to research –

Romans
* Roman Numerals
* How Did Anyone Do Math in Roman Numerals?
* ROMAN MATHEMATICS – Numerals & Arithmetic
* Kids Math: Roman Numerals

Ancient Egyptians
* Egyptian Mathematics Numbers Hieroglyphs
* Ancient Egypt for Kids – Ancient Math – Ancient Egypt for Kids

IDL

NHS Topic

This NHS topic is from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Let me know in Teams or by posting to your e-portfolio about any progress you are making.

Art

There are still lots of Art Ideas that have not been tried by everyone, why not have a look and try some out.

Other Ideas

 Lockdown Life

Remember to check the Other Ideas page.

Minecraft Education Edition

Blogging Tips

Home Learning Week beginning 25 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

Here is this week’s learning.

The Teams meeting are getting quite busy, if you have not come along please do, you can sit quietly and listen for a while if you like to see what goes on.

Some of you have been busy in Minecraft. There is room for more. You can find out when the server is open by checking Teams. I am making some progress, Hazel and Heather taught be how to get my school uniform on and how to ride a cart. That took a lot of patience on their part.

Check the Banton Blogs for this weeks Family Challenge on Tuesday morning.

Remember if you need help get in touch either in Teams, by e-mail or fill in this form

Health & Wellbeing | IDLLiteracy | Maths | Art | ICT

  • Tuesday: 2pm
  • Wednesday 11am
  • Thursday 2pm
  • Friday probably 2pm

IDL/H&WB/ICT

Lockdown Life

This is a project that should take you a few days. It would be great if everyone tried it.

Think of one thing that you have been doing over the last few weeks and make a ‘movie’ about it. You could use iMovie or Clips. aim for about 1 minute long. Try to think about how what you are talking about has affected or helped you.

There are many ways to do this, this is what I did or am going to do (I’ve not finished yet):

  1. Gather some images to tell my story,.
  2. Though about the order I want to tell them.
  3. Pulled the images into iMovie
  4. Add titles
  5. Add a voice over
  6. Add transitions
  7. Add audio (recorded and music)

After you finish export it at the smallest size (medium if you use iMovie) and upload it to your blog. If it is too big for you blog them upload it to Teams and I’ll make a smaller version for you.

I’ll put my example here or in Teams once it is finished.

IDL

NHS Topic

This NHS topic is from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Let me know in Teams or by posting to your e-portfolio about any progress you are making.

Literacy

Reading

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word | ReadTheory |  Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Share a Book

I’d still love to see this, not many folk did it (or shared it if they did) last week.

Choose a book you have read during lockdown and tell us about it. Think of an interesting way to do this. You could make a comic, record your voice, create a presentation, make a movie or even write about it.

Don’t just try and do this quickly, take your time and make a really good job of it. Start one day, look at what you have done the next and see if you can make it better.

Yellow & Blue Group

Boss Dog on Oxford Owl (remember your class login)

Green & Read Group

Here is a worksheet with several task to work on a novel of your own choosing. You might like to try the Self Assessment too.

Film Literacy

This week we will look at a Documentary

Planet Earth Mother Polar Bear and Cubs | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions. We will discuss some of the questions in one of the meets this week. Watch the clip first!

You could look at one set of questions every day, Camera on Monday, Colour on Tuesday and so on.

Take on set of question and carefully write out your answer for your e-Portfolio

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

similes and metaphors

There is a good video about Understanding similes and metaphors on the BBC along with some activities. Give them a go.

Creative Writing Idea

Here is a nice one:

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog

 


Worksheets, please copy these onto a piece of paper and complete. Take a photo (make it neat and send to me by e-mail or teams).

 

Maths and Its Impact on the World

Octagons & Hexagons

Research how different civilisations throughout history have recorded numbers. Create a booklet, poster or Powerpoint to show what you have learned. Explain this to an adult in your house. Can you answer any questions they have?

Some suggestions for you to research –

  • Romans
  • Babylonians
  • Tally Marks
  • Ancient Egyptians
Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Research a famous mathematician. There are some suggestions below. Find out what area of maths they studied and the impact that this had on the world. You can choose how to present your information. You can make a fact file, an information booklet, a PowerPoint etc.

  • Isaac Newton
  • Albert Einstein
  • Pythagoras
  • Archimedes
  • Hypatia
  • John Horton Conway

There are still lots of Art Ideas that have not been completed, why not have a look and try some out.

The Biggies Art gallery has not had new art for quite a while now. Lets try and make up for that. Click here to add some Art, remember to add your Images as a Featured Image and use the the Project Type: Art.

ICT

Minecraft

Make a video or write a set of instruction to teach me how to do something in Minecraft. Remember you can record your screen on your iPad and bring it into iMovie or clips to edit.

Or explain what you have been doing and how you did it.

Scratch

Try some of the Scratch Ideas

Home Learning Week Beginning 18 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

Another set of learning resources for the week.

Remember the Family Learning Challenge . Give it a go, I’ve done mine and it was good fun. Due on Monday!

The Teams meeting are getting quite busy, if you have not come along please do, you can sit quietly and listen for a while if you like.

Remember if you need help get in touch either in Teams, by e-mail or fill in this form

Art | IDL | Literacy | Maths | | ICT | IDL | Health & Wellbeing |

Video conference in Teams

Monday: 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am
Wednesday: 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00am

I am changing the order of the learning this week. Can you think why?

 

Art

Drawing Challenge

See if you can draw every day this week. Just spend 5 or 10 minutes sitting quietly sketching some objects in front of you. Use a pencil. look at the lines. Draw what is there.

Do you remember how we made observational drawing in class. How much you needed to concentrate and how quiet it was? Choose an object or collect a few together and try and make a pencil drawing. Start by looking carefully. Don’t worry if things are not perfect. Here are some examples from previous years:

still life drawing for kids – YouTube

Post the ones you like to your e-portfolio and the one you want to share to the Biggies Art Gallery.

Photography Challenge

You need to try and take as many of these photos as you can within half an hour. Spend some time planning first if you like.

  • Your favourite smell.
  • Make a photograph of the front of a building.
  • Create a photograph that illustrations connection.
  • Take a picture of anger, or something that makes you angry.
  • Make a creative photo of paired opposites.
  • Red
  • Get closer and fill the frame.

Add your photos to a gallery on your blog. Make sure and try to add a caption. Here is mine.

Make a Fish

I know some of you have cardboard and glue sticks you could make a fish:

 

IDL

NHS Topic

We have not had much of a response to the work on the Scottish Parliament. So I’ve have uploaded this NHS topic from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Minecraft Education Edition

Virtual Banton is coming along nicely. Well done to those involved so far. If you want to join in check in Teams for times the server is open and the join code. There is a school, houses, roads and a pub.

 

Health & Well Being

chalk drawing in the park
Hop Snake a game I found in the park.

Think of a creative way to keep fit. What can you do differently this week. Can you make an obstacle course in your garden or a creative routine of exercises. Take photos, write a list or draw a plan.
Post to your e-Portfolio.

or

Choose one exercise. Do it for 5 minutes everyday. Do you get better? fed up?

 

Literacy

Reading

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word | ReadTheory |  Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Share a Book

Choose a book you have read during lockdown and tell us about it. Think of an interesting way to do this. You could make a comic, record your voice, create a presentation, make a movie or even write about it.

Don’t just try and do this quickly, take your time and make a really good job of it. Start one day, look at what you have done the next and see if you can make it better.

Writing

Write a recount or report. Think of something you have done since lockdown began where you have learnt something you would not have learnt in school. Here are the Features of a Good Recount.

 

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog We are not using Sumdog very much! Might be an idea to start practising for Sumdog’s mathematics contest for North Lanarkshire which starts next Friday, May 15.

 

Data Handling

We are going to continue Data Handling this week

There is no need to print the worksheets, or even fill them in unless you want to. You could look at them on a screen and answer on paper if you like.

Octagon & Hexagons

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

ICT

If you haven’t done the previous scratch ideas remember they are all here.

Chilli Challenge Problem maker

Only One Chilli works.

Can you See inside and fix it up?

Home Learning Week Beginning 11 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

As usual I am enjoying seeing your e-Portfolio work and ‘meeting’ you in Teams. I also saw some of you in Minecraft this week. I am out of my depth there, but it is amazing to see how fast you build things and you seem really good at working together. I am going to try and take a walk down the road you built me so that I can see what you are up to. Hopefully we can get some more folk in this week.

We will try some more assignments in Teams this week. I’ll go over how these work in Tuesdays’s meeting.

Please take your time reading this. Go over it with an adult if you can. Listen to the audio version if that helps. Take your time there is a lot to take in.

Literacy | Maths | Art | ICT | IDL | Health & Wellbeing

Video conference in Teams

Tuesday: 2:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am
Thursday: 2:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm

Literacy

Reading

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word, ReadTheory Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Yellow & Blue Groups: Read Dinosaur Safari on Oxford Owl. Try some of these Worksheets: Design a dinosaur,  Dinosaur safari comprehension and Factfile dinosaurs Remember I’ve have sent your parents the class username & password for oxford owl.

Green & Red Groups: Week 4 Tasks Own Novel

Film Literacy

Moana Meets the Ocean | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions. We will discuss some of the questions in one of the meets this week. Watch the clip first!

Write at least three (more for p 6 & 7) of your answers to the questions out fully:
As Moana walks onto the beach, we can see the shadow of the birds on the sand. Why do you think the filmmaker does this?
As Moana walks onto the beach I think the filmmaker shows the shadows of the birds because…

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

Writing

I didn’t see any writing for last week’s suggestion, you can still try that: Write a story about TheFox & the Child

Fun Poetry

Try writing the types of poem that Joseph Coelho explains in the video. One with onomatopoeia an one with nonsense. Have fun, say them out loud, try recording them if you can.

You could type up you poem and add it to your e-Portfolio.

North Lanarkshire Learning hub are having literacy challenges, you could give them a go.

Literacy Across Learning

BBC iPlayer – Newsround

Choose one of the topics on Newsround today and research more about it.
Create a poster or fact file with information and pictures on the subject.

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog We are not using Sumdog very much! Might be an idea to start practising for Sumdog’s mathematics contest for North Lanarkshire which starts next Friday, May 15.

Data Handling

We are going to be thinking of data an how can explore it this week/

I’ve put the group worksheets up as both PDF files and word documents in case anyone wants to edit them in word.

There is no need to print the documents, or even fill them in unless you want to. You could look at them on a screen and answer on paper if you like.

Octagon & Hexagons

Creating Bar Graphs – YouTube

What is a block graph and how do I draw one? – YouTube

Carroll Diagrams – YouTube

Bar Graph Word | PDF

Block Graph Word | PDF

Carroll Diagram Word | PDF

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Dice Roll Activity Word | PDF

Interpreting Graphs Word | PDF

Surveys Word| PDF
This might help you make a graph if you can use a computer or tablet. Data Graphs (Bar, Line, Dot, Pie, Histogram)

Extra, there are some “Maths Challenge” NLCLearningHub on Twitter you could try.

IDL

See if you can find out the answers to these questions. Make a fact sheet, video, presentation or something else to explain.

Science

Art

I’ve put some of the suggested Art activities on another page:

Health & Wellbeing

Make a ‘Learning at Home’ time capsule / diary. Fill it with pictures, thoughts and feelings about the reasons behind us not being at school at the moment. Add to it whenever you want to remember something about this time.

It could be a box full of pieces of paper, bits of newspaper with recent new, writing or you could make or find a wee book.

ICT

e-Mail some of you have sent me an e-mail, I’d like everyone to try please.

Scratch

I don’t think anyone tried the Scratch for last week, please give it a go you should be able to get better effects than me if you play about a bit.

You can get a sprite to “stamp” its image. So you can paint with a sprite. Here is my example.

You need to add the pen blocks to get the stamp. You could have more than one sprite. I’ve used lots of randoms. I am sure you can make something more interesting. (Add a sound).

You can see inside my project. Or watch a video of me making another project like this one.

Home Learning Week Beginning 4 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

It was good to hear quite a few of you in our daily video conferences last week. I am going to try and keep these up.

It has been great reading all of the e-Portfolio posts 18 of you managed to make at least one post and some people posted much more. I’d recommend you have a look, these are lots of ideas on how to record your learning, some lovely art and some funny jokes in scratch. Please leave you classmates some comments.

Please take your time reading this. Go over it with an adult if you can. Listen to the audio version if that helps. Take your time there is a lot to take in. There are a lot of different activities, I don’t expect you to do them all.  Try to do some maths, language and something else each day.

We will try some assignments in Teams this week. I’ll go over how these work in Monday’s meeting. These will let you do some work and “Hand it in” to me for marking.

We will also try to work together in Minecraft, the test went quite well on Friday. This could be good fun.

Literacy | Maths | Art | ICT | IDL | Health & Wellbeing

Video conference in Teams

  • Monday: 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00
  • Wednesday: 2:00
  • Thursday: 11:00

Literacy

Reading

Daily Tasks

Read a book, Explore a word, ReadTheory Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Yellow & Blue Groups: Reading Friendship in Action

Green & Red Groups: Setting

A Symphony of Trees

A Symphony of Trees. – Free Online Library Read the poem again. Create a response to it. This could be art, or your own poem, or make a poster of the poem and lable interesting things (alliteration, rhyme etc)

Film Literacy

Matilda | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions.

Write at least three (more for p 6 & 7) of your answers to the questions out fully:

When Hortensia begins to tell about Trunchbull, the camera begins to zoom in. I think this is because…

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

 

Writing

Watch this trailer

Continue the story, you can get some tips from Film Education | Resources | The Fox and the Child | The Story.

You can read over the What to Aim for in Narrative Writing: Continue a book to help.

You could type up you story and add it to your e-Portfolio.

 

Literacy across learning : YouTube or Harry Potter

Try one of these activities:

  • Record Breaking Research –Find out who the top 10 YouTubers are. What genre do they present? How may followers? How much money have they made? Etc.
  • Discuss self-confidence.What does it mean? Are you a confident person or not? What can you do to help if you don’t feel confident? Can you be over confident?
  • New Vocabulary –Choose your favourite character from Harry Potter and think of interesting words to describe them. E.g. what do they look like? their personality, their actions etc.
  • In Harry Potter and the Chamber ofSecrets,Ron Weasley’s Dad secretly owns an enchanted muggle car that can fly! Imagine you could enchant an everyday object. Draw your design and write about the magical properties that you have given it

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog

Octagons, Hexagons

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Triangles

Second Level Measure Volume

Bonus Triangle and Squares, learn more about percentages.


IDL

Scottish Parliament If you did not do the task from last week please try and do it.
There will be a quiz in teams about the Scottish Parliament as an Assignment.

Art

Google pictures of the Scottish parliament. It is an amazing building. Design a really modern building yourself. You could design a new school. Think about making it look really cool on the outside. You might like to think about how the classrooms are designed too. Do you want a square room with square tables? What sort of spaces would you like to have. Have fun.

Happy Faces

Or try some of the older Art Ideas

H&WB

What Makes you relax
Keep a note of what you do to relax all week ,you might like to try Flow on GoNoodle, perhaps with your family. At the end of the week look back and see how much you have done. What did you enjoy most, what do you think was most effective.

ICT

e-Mail
This week I’d like you to practise using your glow email. e-Mail me, you could send some work you have been doing or a photo to share.
Log onto Glow and use the mail icon to open your email. Try to figure out how to send me an email, bonus point for sending a picture with it!

Scratch

You can get a sprite to “stamp” its image. So you can paint with a sprite. Here is my example.

You need to add the pen blocks to get the stamp. You could have more than one sprite. I’ve used lots of randoms. I am sure you can make something more interesting. (Add a sound).

You can see inside my project.

Home Learning 27 Apr 2020

Hi Biggies,
As usual I  hope you are all well. It was great to hear some of you in the video conference last week.

Please take your time reading this. Go over it with an adult if you can. Listen to the audio version if that helps. Take your time there is a lot to take in.

I would like you to post two or three things to your e-portfolio each week. This will help you build up a record of your learning over time. There are suggestions of things to post below. You can post about anything else too. I’ve really enjoyed reading all the posts so far.

You can contact me by e-mail, I’ll be in Teams every day. You can get Help with Glow

Jump to Literacy, Maths, Art, ICT, IDL, Health & Wellbeing

Video conference in Teams

  • Monday 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00
  • Wednesday: 2:00
  • Thursday: 11:00
  • Friday: 2:00

Logon to Glow and click the Teams tile

Literacy

Daily Tasks

Read a book, Explore a word, ReadTheory Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

This week

Make a Visualiser about a character in the book you are reading. You can decide the best layout, here are a couple of ways you could do it: Visualiser

Yellow & Blue Groups: Write a beginning middle & end for a chapter or short book
Green & Red: Write the main ideas for a chapter of your book then write a summary. Write a summary of one of the chapters you  are reading.

Film Literacy

Detective Pikachu | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions.

Write at least three (more for p 6 & 7) of your answers to the questions out fully, eg:

I think Pikachu feels ___________ when Tim calls him ‘partner’ because _________

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

Bonus points if you embed the youtube video on your post. (Hint, copy the url to the video on YouTube and paste it in).

Writing

Using your Visualiser, Narrative Writing: Continue a book. You will need to read the instructions at the link.

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog

Measuring Perimeter, Area & Volume

Octagons, Hexagons & Pentagons Area in square centimetres
Area is the size of a surface.
Two Worksheets: Using a Ruler, Measure Area

Triangles & Squares

Area & Perimeter
Find some rectangles around your home. Measure their widths and heights
Work out the Area, remember Area = width x height
Work out the Permiter

You could add to your e-Portfolio, label clearly.

Two worksheets: Calculating Area Drawing Shapes using area

Extra Challenge: Activity: Garden Area

More Information: Metric Area

Some help woth measure: Issue 1 – Measurements – (Maths) — Dekko Comics

Art

Aaliyah & Emily’s Land Art a huge nest!

Land Art, if you can get outside, even in your garden make some Land Art.
Land Art for Kids has some great ideas.

Collage, if you can’t collect natural bits and pieces why not try and make a collage. Either from pictures from magazines of a digital one.

There is a great set of instructions on Create a Collagasaurus

I used keynote with a lot of instant alpha to make mine:

Add your Art or a photo of it to your e-Portfolio, add it to the Art Gallery too (remember to set the project type to Art)

Other Art Ideas

ICT

If you did not make a scratch joke you should try that. You can also see how to add your scratch project to your e-Portfolio.

This week you can Hack Your Window

Here is mine:

IDL

Can you make a factsheet, movie, presentation or something else to explain what the Scottish Parliament is. Who goes there, what it is for. Talk to people in your family. Here are some links to get you started.

Health & Well Being

Hopefully you have found a good way to keep fit, it might be Joe Wicks, going for a walk or something else. Keep a record of what you do for exercise this week. At the end of the week look back and see how much you have done. What did you enjoy most, what do you think was most effective.