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Learning Together at Home – 30.03.20

Monday 30th March 2020

Good afternoon P5H,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here is today’s learning. Remember to keep working through the P5 Learning Grid. P5 Learning Grid

If you can remember to send your “Hello from Buckstone PS” artwork to the Admin Team for Fairmilehead Church. You now have until Wednesday at 9am.

Have a nice day,

Miss Martin

 

Literacy 

Spelling – We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule. Please see the document for this week’s activities. SPELLING P5 WEEK 23

Reading – We are learning to show our understanding by applying our knowledge in different ways.

Watch the clip

Complete the various activities – Ruckus

 

Word of the Day – “flawless”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

Oz’s life changed forever after that one flawless performance…

 

Maths and Numeracy 

Mental Maths – We are learning to understand the value of a number.

State the value of the digit circled.

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Keep practising your tables. Remember to log onto Sumdog – I will keep setting competitions.

Numeracy – We are learning to apply our knowledge in different contexts.

Star Steps (for division) –

  • think of the nearest multiple
  • Ask yourself – “does this go in equally” if so –“how many times?”
  • If not then “how many times and how many are left over”?
  • Use small numbers for the remainders

Star Steps (for word problems) – RUCSAC (see previous post for definition if you can’t remember)

Choose one of the following tasks

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Answers…

 

Extension – create 3 division word problems and ask someone in your house to complete them. Did they answer them correctly?

Learning Together at Home – 27.03.20

Friday 27th March 2020

Good afternoon everyone,

Well done for the first week of Learning Together at Home.

I thought you would be missing my amazing pictures…so here is my famous hedgehog to say hello.

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Hope you have a lovely weekend when it comes.

Enjoy today’s learning,

Miss Martin

 

Literacy 

Spelling – finish of this week’s spelling activities and dictation

Reflective Friday – We are learning to reflect on our learning.

Please complete this week’s Reflective Friday.

Reflective Friday template wk 1

You can post these onto the Files tab on Teams or email them to me…would like to see how you have found this week.

 

Word of the Day – “demolish”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

Brick grabbed Plato’s lunch and demolished it in seconds…

 

Remember to keep reading for enjoyment – try at least 30 minutes a day of a book of your choice.

There are stories on audible which are free to listen to if you don’t have anything you fancy to read at home.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Maths and Numeracy 

Mental Maths – We are learning to recall our times tables facts quickly and accurately.

Try to complete one of the times tables quick tests in your Learning Pack.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Maths – We are learning to understand the concept of time.

Estimating times (independent activity)

Clean your room/read a chapter of your book/create an obstacle course in your back garden/play a board game with someone at home.

  • Estimate how long you think it will take
  • Set a timer
  • Was your estimate accurate?

Record these in your jotter.

Time Devices (Discussion with an adult at home)

Find example of time devices around your home and talk about how/where they are used. Examples include digital and analogue clocks and watches, stopwatches, e-planners, diaries, timestables, calendars, mobile phones, electronic TV programme guides and online shopping deliveries.

Talk about the pros and cons of these. For example, an annual calendar will show a whole year which is useful if planning holidays, but often doesn’t have room for details; a weekly diary allows detail but doesn’t easily give an overview of the whole year; electronic devices are fine unless they break down and paper planners are fine unless they got spoilt or lost. Record your findings in your jotter. Make a poster/fact page outlining gall of the information you discussed.

Mandarin

Here’s a little something for Mandarin from Mrs Fishwick – colour-matching-flashcards-english-mandarin-chinese-pinyin_ver_1

Think back to your work on colours…here’s a game (if you can print off) or simply a reference point to look at and use to practice.

Here is the powerpoint you were working on as well as a clip to help with pronunciation.

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Learning Together at Home 26.03.20

Thursday 26th March 2020

Good afternoon,

Hope everyone is doing well. To engage in the community the school are linking with Fairmilehead Church. We’re asking pupils to create a piece of artwork and email it to the admin account. These will then be collated and sent to the church to then go on their newsletter. This week’s theme is “Hello from Buckstone PS”.

Here is today’s learning. As always, if you find anything tricky then please let me know.

Happy learning,

Miss Martin

Literacy

Spelling – keep going with the spelling activities (posted on Monday)

Writing – We are learning to write a description.

Use the image above to write a description. Try to imagine you are driving along it.

Star Steps

  • Adjectives
  • Think about the 5 senses
  • Try to use a simile/metaphor

If you like put your piece of writing on the Files tab on Teams. Upload it in the Writing folder (in Literacy). If you would prefer not to let everyone see your work (however it might be good to share some examples) then you could email me it if you like. Would love to see some of the descriptions.

Reading – For next Tuesday (31st March) please read the following

The Gruffalo’s Children – Read Chapter 17 and 18

Heroic Hiccups – Read Chapter 13 and 14

The Charlie Bucket Readers – Read Chapter 14 and 15

The Bash Street Kids – Read Chapter 11 and 12

 

Word of the Day – “vacant”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

Armie sat at the back of the class with a vacant expression on his face…

 

Maths and Numeracy 

Mental Maths – We are learning to plot numbers on a number line.

Plot the following on a number line. Think about what number would be half way along, quarter of the way along and three quarters of the way along and that will help you plot the numbers. In the example I knew 500 would be half way so put 560 just along from half way.

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Maths – We are learning to tell the time.

We are starting our new topic in Maths – Time. Today’s work is all about telling the time in both analogue and digital form.

 

Make the following on the mini clocks which I sent home on Friday. There are different levels of challenge:

Super – Make the times 3 o’clock, six thirty, 8 o’clock, half past 2, 1 o’clock, 10 thirty (o’clock, half past, ?.00 and ?.30)

Fantastic – Make the times 3.15, quarter to 9, 3.45, quarter past 8 (quarter to/past, as well as ?.15 and ?.45)

Spectacular – Make the times 5.55, 10 past 6, 20 to 3, 25 past 9 (full range)

Write all the times down in digital (both 12 and 24 hour) and analogue form that you make. Try to get an adult to check.

Throughout the day check the time and record it in analogue and digital form. E.g. Half past 6 and 6:30pm/18:30.

Some games for you to play on Time:

https://www.helpfulgames.com/subjects/mathematics/tell-time.html#

http://www.maths-games.org/time-games.html

https://www.teachingtime.co.uk/

Challenge: 

How old are you?

Children could work out roughly how many days old they are. Remember that there are 7 days in a week and 52 weeks in a year. You can use a calculator if necessary. Choose whether you investigate leap years or not as part of their calculations. Extend to other family members or find out dates of birth of famous people online. If they know the time when they were born, you could extend to working out how many hours, minutes or seconds old they are.

Learning Together at Home – 25.03.20

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good afternoon P5H,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the tasks. If you have any questions then please just ask.

Have a great day,

Miss Martin

Literacy 

Spelling – keep working through Monday’s document

Reading – We are learning to analyse the text by looking at key words.

Read the chapter stated below. We are going to complete another Literacy Circle task today…Vocabulary Builder (Word Wizard). All the instructions are on the sheet but if you need any further help then please let me know Microsoft Teams.

Vocabulary Builder

The Gruffalo’s Children – Read Chapter 17

Heroic Hiccups – Read Chapter 13

The Charlie Bucket Readers – Read Chapter 14

The Bash Street Kids – Read Chapter 11

 

Word of the Day – “tongue-tied”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

Shang High had never felt so nervous and tongue-tied

 

Numeracy

Mental Maths – We are learning to multiply and divide by 10/100/1000.

Remember the rule – when multiplying we move digits up columns and when we are dividing we move digits down columns – we don’t just add a 0!

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Numeracy – We are learning to apply our knowledge in different contexts.

Today, we are looking at word problems.

Word problems powerpoint

Try to solve the following using the powerpoint and RUCSAC as your Star Steps.

Word Problems – Super

Word Problems – Fantastic

Word Problems – Spectacular

(Please note – the answers are also in these documents)

To help us start thinking about our new topic in Maths…Time. Try these activities.

Time Facts 

Come up with 3 facts about time using appropriate vocabulary (for example second, minute, hour, day, week, weekend, fortnight, month, season, year, leap year, time zone, decade, century, millennium).  Record these in your jotter. 

Example: four months of the year have 30 days/ a minute lasts 60 seconds. 

Time Zones 

These are north to south areas along the surface of the Earth which have the same time because the Sun is at its highest point at the same moment. There are 24 time zones. Parts of the USA are 7 hours behind UK time. So, people in the USA might still be in bed or just getting up, depending on when you are working on this activity. Explore the time in countries children know about and discuss what children in these countries might be doing. 

 

 

Learning Together at Home 24.03.20

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good afternoon everyone,

Hope you all got on ok with yesterday’s task. Please let me know if you are needing any help with anything.

Here are today’s tasks. Please keep working through the P5 Learning Grid (if you can).

Just a reminder that there will be the daily learning post at 12pm. Please spread the learning out over the course of the day so you have activities to do the following morning before waiting on the new post.

Have a lovely day,

Miss Martin

Literacy 

Spelling – see the document posted yesterday.

Reading – We are learning to visualise the text by showing our understanding of important events.

Star Steps –

  • Refer to the text
  • Look for important words

Read the chapter(s) stated and complete a Visualiser task. Remember to state why you have said the event is important, giving evidence from the text.

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The Gruffalo’s Children – Read Chapter 16

Heroic Hiccups – Read Chapter 12

The Charlie Bucket Readers – Read Chapter 13

The Bash Street Kids – Read Chapter 9 and 10

 

Word of the Day – “grating”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

The grating sound of Yin’s claws on the blackboard finally pushed Yang over the edge….

 

Maths and Numeracy 

Mental Maths – We are learning to recognise numbers.

Say the numbers below.

As a challenge, close your eyes and point to a number. When you open your eyes, try to say the value of the number you pointed at. E.g. If you opened your eyes and your finger was pointing at the 5 in Question number 1 on Super you would say 5 tens or fifty.

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Numeracy – We are learning to divide.

Star Steps –

  • think of the nearest multiple
  • Ask yourself – “does this go in equally” if so – “how many times?”
  • If not then “how many times and how many are left over?”
  • Use small numbers for the remainders

To begin try to complete the following very quickly. If there are ones you found very tricky then try to focus on that times tables over the next few days.

Quick fire division facts

Now choose one of the following to complete…

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Answers…

 

Finished quickly…

Here is a challenge relating to our budgeting work from last week. Give it a bash if you can…

Budgeting Challenge

 

 

Learning Together at Home 23.03.20

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good afternoon P5H!  Welcome to the first day of learning together at home.  Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for today.  There is also a document called Learning Grid (P5 Learning Grid) with lots of tasks covering other subject areas.  I recommend that you try one or two of these tasks to complete each day.

I would like to reiterate that I understand that there will be many parents trying to work at home whilst also caring for younger siblings and possibly other relatives.  I do not want any children or families to feel stressed or under pressure to complete these activities if it is not possible in your household.  Please do what you can.   I am on Microsoft Teams to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  As mentioned on Friday’s post, if you were not in school to receive your login then this is being emailed out (you should have received this earlier today). If you have any issues then please email the admin team.

Have a great day,

Miss Martin

Literacy

Spelling – We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule. See the Spelling document for this week’s spelling activities. SPELLING P5 WEEK 22

Reading – We are learning to show our understanding by answering questions.

Ensure you have read your group book (current) to the right chapter – outlined in last week’s Home Learning. Create questions on what you have read (use the Bloom’s sheet in your Learning at Home pack).

 

Word of the Day

I will be introducing a word of the day, every day. Copy each word into the back page of your jotter, which will become a word bank.  Find the definition and record this too.

Today’s word – “swagger”

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

Grit swaggered confidently onto the stage and…..

Maths and Numeracy

Mental Maths – We are learning to understand the value of a number.

State the value of the digit circled.

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Numeracy – We are learning to divide.

Star Steps –

  • think of the nearest multiple
  • Ask yourself – “does this go in equally” if so –“how many times?”
  • If not then “how many times and how many are left over”?
  • Use small numbers for the remainders

Fantastic Division

Super Divison

Spectacular Division

(Please note – the answers are provided in these documents)

 

Instructions on how to access Microsoft Teams

To access Teams please follow the instructions:

 

  1. Go to the Buckstone Primary School Website

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2. Scroll down and find the options on the right hand side. Click on “Office 365”.

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3. Log in using the details given to you.

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4. When logged in successfully click on the “Teams” icon. This will direct you to your Teams. Select the class team.

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If you have any problems then please contact the Admin Team.

P5H – What we have been learning this week 20.03.20

Literacy 

In Spelling this week we have been learning about the rule le. SPELLING P5 WEEK 21

In Writing, we have been learning how to write a description. We had to use adjectives. We are trying to write in a sophisticated way.

In Reading, we continued with our group books and read all about The Digestive System and The Circulatory System, linking to our topic. We had to answer questions to show our understanding. We must remember to refer to the book and write in full sentences.

Things to do at home: 

Answer questions about a book you are reading

Look at the spelling activities

Write a description of any scene – e.g. the view from your bedroom window

Maths and Numeracy

This week we continued our work on division and on budgeting. We had to look at costs of things and calculate the total. We did find this tricky at first so will try to keep on practising.

Things to do at home:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/

Sumdog

Other areas of the curriculum 

  • We focused on The Circulatory system in IDL this week. We learnt all about the process and labelled diagrams to help us learn key words.
  • In P.E. we developed our fitness and team working skills through playing different games.
  • In Mandarin we continued learning about colours.
  • In Art, we recreated work of Picasso

 

Today, we set up Microsoft Teams. Each pupil has a paper copy of their username and password or one will be emailed out over the next few days. More instructions on how to access this will be posted on Monday.

Please look on the blog at 12pm on Monday for next week’s work. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

FYI – Joe Wicks is doing a Live PE/fitness lesson Mondays – Fridays at 9am. Would love if you could all join me in on the action. You should find it on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Help

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the current advice is for schools, colleges and universities is to remain open, for the time being.

At present, schools will only close if they are specifically told so – for example, if a student or staff member contracts the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. This response differs to countries such as Ireland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Denmark, which all recently announced they would be temporarily shutting schools due to the virus outbreak.

However, due to the nature of this pandemic, we have learned that things can change very rapidly.In order to prepare parents and carers in the event of a school closure, here are some tips and online resources to support your child with their learning at home.

Which resources can I use to support my child at home?

Twinkl

Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started.

Twinkl also has a Parents Hub that has a number of different guides designed for parents to support them with different curricular areas.

Sumdog

Online learning platform, Sumdog, has a number of engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that your child can use to enhance their learning at home.

Children’s University of Manchester

For kids who love science, the Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.

Activity Village

For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.

Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help children to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use. Children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.

Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning. Learn more in Fun Reading Tips and Activities and Fun and Effective Ways to Read with Children.

Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well.

Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends.

Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores.

P5H – What we have been doing this week 13.03.20

Literacy 

Our spelling rule this week was is ic words. SPELLING P5 WEEK 20

In Reading we have continued to look at the Visualiser task (please see previous post for template) as well as showing our understanding through answering questions. We had to make sure we were referring to the book when answering.

In Writing, we wrote a report on our Science experiment (which we loved!). We had to consider the question we wanted answered and think about the process we went through.

Activities to do at home:

  • Think about questions about anything you are reading. Try to make them as tricky as we can.
  • Complete a visualiser task for something you are reading- remember to think of the most important event and why it is so important.

Numeracy

We have been learning to divide. We know we need to find the nearest multiple and then work out how many are left over (if any). We also looked at the relationship between multiplication and division, e.g. we know 6 x 5 = 30 so 30 / 5 = 6.

We continued to study money. We were learning how to budget and use our knowledge of the operations (+, – , x and /) to calculate costs.

Activities to do at home:

  • practise dividing by single digit numbers
  • Sumdog

 

Other areas of the curriculum 

  • In Science we conducted an experiment on the lungs. It was very interesting! Ask us what we found.
  • We are learning about colours in French and Mandarin
  • In P.E we are learning how to perform various rolls, e.g. the half shoulder roll and the teddy bear roll (a favourite!)
  • In HWB we have been thinking about our worries and seeking advice on them – we are becoming aware that we can get help from others.
  • We enjoyed wearing our sports gear to raise money for Sport Relief.