Monday 11th January
Morning Check in on Seesaw – this will be going live at 9 a.m., but don’t panic, you have all day to respond. Don’t forget pack pick up today is from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and we would like you to wear a mask when doing so.
Phonics – Our sound of the week is oi/oy….like you’re shouting at someone. Monday’s phonics task will be your oi/oy sound sort you usually complete as Tuesday night’s homework. Maybe while you’re waiting for your pack, you could play 10 minutes of Nessy?
Tables – We are going to start tables this week so today I would like you to learn your x6/7 tables today for being tested tomorrow. (This is your Numeracy Lesson for today anyway so plenty of practice coming up)
Literacy- Introduction to Verbs
We will be looking at verbs this week. Verbs are doing/action words which tell you what the person/object is doing in the sentence. Verbs can also tell you if the sentence is happening in the present, past or in the future. This week I’d like you to get familiar with recognising verbs in a sentence. Paint a picture of the sentence in your head and think about what is happening in the sentence…watch the following videos to help you understand verbs. The first is a song and the second talks you through finding verbs in sentences…you might recognise the voice in the second one.
Now that you’ve got a little bit more understanding of what a verb is, why don’t you try your work for today, by writing out your sentences and underlining the verb. You could also make up some sentences of your own and try to find the verb (action word). Afterwards, you could maybe play this game.
Numeracy – x6/7 Tables
At the start of January, there is huge emphasis on times tables and we spend a lot of time revising and learning our tables. The focus for today is to revise x6/7 tables which you may find a little harder than last week. Have a listen at the following songs which may help and then play the following games by choosing x6/7 tables to practise.
Now complete your x6/7 pages in your booklet as accurately as you can. Someone at home may like to mark them or you can send me pictures of them on SEESAW if you wish.
There are also times tables PODS on Studyladder that you can play after you have finished your work if you want some extra practice. J
Topic (WAU) – Design a Stone Age Weapon
We spent some time in school looking at the tools and weapons which people in The Stone Age would have used. You will find examples of these by looking at the PPTs below. Your task for today is to design your own stone age weapon. It could be similar to something they already used with 1 slight difference. Remember the different materials you have access to: wood, animal sinews for string, strong reeds and of course flint which remember can be shaped into a range of difference shapes using flint knapping. I have put a link to a video where you can see some flint knapping in action. I hope you enjoy designing your new weapon. You can stick your page into your topic book and don’t forget to upload a photo to Seesaw for me to see.
Extension: As a little extension, you may want to try and make your weapon design out of things at home? There is a worksheet in your pack linked to this.
Well done for completing Monday’s activities. Rest up for another day of fun activities tomorrow and maybe do some reading if you can to finish your afternoon! J
Mrs Boyd xo