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.

Home Learning Week Beginning 20 Apr 2020

Hi Biggies,
I hope you are all well.

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.

We have been away from school for four weeks now. I am going to try and give you ideas for about two hours learning every day.

This week the focus should be getting into a routine. Discuss with your parents and carers how you are going to fit in some learning every day.

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: Maths, ArtICT, IDL or PE

Literacy

Everyone: Read and write every day.

Reading

Make a reading record for the week. Each day spend some time reading, note the book and pages you read. Try to read a book rather than the internet if you can.
Each day choose one interesting word from your reading. Do one of the following:

  • Write a sentence using the word in a completely different way from the book.
  • Make a mind map about the word.
  • Write the meaning of the word as if you were making a dictionary, remember to explain what kind of word it is, noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.
  • Write an acrostic poem using the word.

If you can get online do a ReadTheory quiz every day.

You can read Epic! as well. Let me know if you have forgotten your login details. We may be using Epic so make sure your logon works.

Writing

This week we are going to complete two pieces of writing. Work on them for a couple of days each.

On Friday choose the one you like best, check it over, and put it on your e-Portfolio.

  1. Write a diary of how you spent one day.
  2. Look out of your window write about what you see, hear, feel and think. This could be a poem if you like.

Spelling

Each group has a list of the week, you can use the games on Spelling City for the list, or do some fun spelling tasks, diacritical marking for phonics, or think up strategies for common words. Do something with your list word every day and try and get someone to test you on Friday.

Maths

Tables

On Monday choose a table. Time how long it takes to say it out loud. The whole table, not just stations. Everyday practise, chant it, write it out, get someone to pass you random questions or use  the different pages on ibanton.surge.sh if you like. On Friday time yourself again. We will do this for a different table every week. You can post your best time to Teams on Fridays.

Chilli challenge

Number Talks Chilli Challenge this week subtraction. Do the three questions everyday. One day write down an explanation of how you did it in the same way we do in class.  You can put that explanation on your e-Portfolio.

Calculations

Practise, adding, subtraction, multiplication and division every day. Just do a little. 10 minutes. Use Gimme some sums or get someone to make some random numbers up for you. Use the formal method for addition and subtraction don’t use your mental skills, keep them for the chilli challenge.

Measure

find 10 things in your house less than a metre long. measure them to the nearest centimetre. Arrange them in order of size. Either take a photo of them with labels beside them with the sizes marked or write a list of the sizes. Remember to put in the units of measurement, cm
You could put this on your e-Portfolio.

Maths Group Work: BBC Bitesized

Here are some great learning resources on BBC Bitesized, I suggest you look at these ones this week:

Art

Create a picture of a butterfly either draw an imaginary symmetrical one or draw a realistic one.
You can add this to your e-portfolio.
How To Draw a Butterfly – YouTube might help.

ICT

Check your scratch logon works.

Can you use scratch to tell a joke. Here is my example:

You can look inside to see how it was done.

The trick is have all the code run from the start (the green flag) and use waits to make the different sprites talks at different times.

You can add your finished project to your e-portfolio. Here is how.

IDL

This week I’d like to you think about the word Democracy. Find out what it means, write some notes, brainstorm or make a mind-map. We will be doing some topic work on democracy in Scotland this term.

 You could add your notes or mind-map to your e-Portfolio.

P.E.

Joe Wicks’ Daily PE Lesson – YouTube

Or anything else. It might be good to keep a record of what you are doing to keep fit. Jonah said he was managing 30 press ups! Do you think you can catch him up? This might be a good time to try and improve a particular exercise.

Holiday Homework 😉

I don’t expect you to do any homework over the next two weeks, but you might get bored;-)

If you create anything share a photo on your e-portfolio or in Teams if you like. If you find any fun things to do you can share with your classmates.

Get in touch with me if you think I can help with anything. Email is probably best but I’ll pop into Teams most days and check comments on the blog and your e-Portfolios.

Some ideas…

Do some Art

for example
Art For Kids Hub – Art Lessons – How To Draw For Kids

or search: drawing tutorial – YouTube

Or draw your family. It might cheer them up.

Take some Pictures

Get a photo challange

or make up your own, I tried to make a rainbow in the park.

Go on a Virtual Trip

for example: Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
maybe look at some animals:

EarthCam – Animal Cams

My favourite is the Jelly Cam.

Make something

I am missing my cardboard pile, some ideas here:
31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids’ Minds

Or make an indoor or garden den. look out the lego, knex or whatever you have, have fun.

Keep safe and I hope to see you virtually at least after the holidays.

Home Learning Week Beginning 30 March

Hi Biggies,
I hope you and yours are all well.

Please take you time reading this. Listen to the audio if it helps. Ask someone else to read it with you if that helps too.

I’ve seen most of you online this week either in Teams or your e-Portfolio posts. If you can please do one of the following:

  • Post to your e-Portfolio
  • Leave a message in teams
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • e-Mail me at gw09johnstonjohn4@glowmail.org.uk

Even if it is just to let us know how you are and that you are getting this.

I can also see that some of you have been doing a little sumdog and Readtheory, let’s try and do a bit more this week.

If you have had a problem with anything let me know.

This week I hope that you try a wee bit more work.

Literacy

Everyone Every Day: Read & Write.

If you have not finished your reading book now is the time.

There are lots of things to read online but try to read books. When you have read something tell us about it in Teams or by posting a short review to your ePortfolio.

If you need reminded of the class code for Epic, email me.

Writing

Choose 2 or three things from the Writing List to do this week as well as the weekly task below:

This week make an advert. Think of the persuasive genre.

  • An interesting headline.
  • Information and claims about the product.
  • Great words and phrases.
  • Catchy slogans (that may use alliteration).
  • Facts.
  • Opinions (that may be exaggerated).
  • Exciting pictures.

You could write this, make a poster or even a movie. Post it to your ePortfolio, use the Language & Literacy profile tag.

Spelling

Maths

Everyone everyday you can do one of these at least

  • Sumdog we all could do more. Not much activity last week. There are 2 Challenges for Each Group, give them a go.
  • Number Talks Chilli Challenge is still addition this week.
  • Gimmie Some Sums, do a few addition, subtraction and multiplication at a level that will challenge you. Do a few division if you know the repeated subtraction or formal method.

Triangles & Squares

Practise your Fractions of

2D Shape. Draw some circles with a compass, no compass:

Draw some, on one label radius, circumference & diameter

Circle Information and help

Make some patterns with circles, you could draw round things, use scratch. Some could be Concentric Circles.

Post to your e-Portfolio.

Pentagons

Read about Quadrilaterals

Draw and label some Quadrilaterals, you can use paper, an app or put them in a wall in minecraft. Label them if you do that.

minecraft screenshot
Minecraft parallelogram. Can you do better, I bet you can.

Post to your e-Portfolio.

Hexagons & Octogons

How many 2D shapes can you draw? , you can use paper, an app or put them in a wall in minecraft. Label them if you do that.
Post to your e-Portfolio.

IDL

Wars of Independence
Watch some of these videos, can you explain one of them. Don’t pick the one you did for our News programs. Think about the best way to do it, writing, drawing, video or a combination.

Art

5 Ways to Draw 3D Shapes – wikiHow
Post a drawing to your ePortfolio

Also
Super Simple Draw! – How To Draw for Kids – YouTube

Fun

Daily emoji Movie Quiz, answers in comments please.
Movie Emoji Quiz – Banton Biggies

31 Days of Spring LEGO Calendar – That Brick Life

The Featured image was one that Heather, one of the talented Biggies, posted to Teams.

Home Learning Week 1 Make a timetable.

Hi Biggies,
I hope you are all settling into a routine, keeping safe and having some fun.

Please read this over with your parents, grandparents or whoever is looking after you in the day. Take your time read it carefully.

This week I would like you to do one thing. Make a timetable add it to your e-Portfolio.

Plan how you are going to spend your days. The picture with this post is just one idea, you may organise your day quite differently. You could also make your look nicer than mine😉

I do think you need to have some Literacy, spelling, reading and writing, some maths, some creative activity and some exercise. Please work with your parents or whoever is looking after you on this.

Of course you don’t need to keep to your timetable every day but it is a good idea to have one.

Your Learning Intention is: I can create timetables for different purposes, e.g. parties, school trips and events

Success Criteria:

  • Create a timetable
  • Have slots for literacy, maths, exercise and fun.

Once you have your timetable post it to your e-Portfolio. Take a picture if you can or just write it out.

If you have trouble getting onto your e-Portfolio let me know and I’ll try and help.

You can email me or let us know in Teams if you like, some people are chatting there already.
We have also had a few e-Portfolio posts, well done to those people. I’ve put links in the Team chat.

I am also putting some nice, I think, photos in Teams, Jess added a drawing in progress and Aaron has just posted a bird photo. Please do the same. It doesn’t need to be to do with School work.

Please talk to your parents or whoever is caring for you  about what you are doing, they will be able to help.

I hope to see you soon, and you are keeping safe and having fun.

Cheers

Mr Johnston