Teachers Ms. Rossabi & Ms McLaughlin
Easter Holidays 6-17th April 2020
Easter Project - Africa
We are going to be looking at Africa as our new topic.
Africa is another continent but one that is very different from Antarctica!
Over Easter you could do some of the following activities to do with our topic.
* Make banana fritters like those in the book
* Make up a leaflet on a zoo or wildlife park that you have visited or could visit using one of the virtual tours that are linked in the page below
*Create fact files on different animals - you choose
*Use your empty Easter egg boxes and wrappings to make a safari park/zoo or model animals
* Write a diary entry as if you were one of the animals in the story
* Locate Kenya on a map of Africa and compare it to where we live in London
* Pretend you are on safari and write a postcard home to your family
Once on the link, go to Week 1 Lesson 1. From Monday to Friday you will run through lessons 1-5.
1.Watch the video
2.Click 'Get the Activity' on the right.
3.Click 'Get the Answers' underneath when finished with the activity.
4.The following week move on to Week 2 Lesson 1.
Mon 6th April - Lesson 1 (Introduce weight and mass)
Tues 7th April - Lesson 2 (Measure mass)
Wed 8th April - Lesson 3 (Compare mass)
Thurs 9th April - Lesson 4 (Introduce capacity and volume)
Fri 9th April - Lesson 5 (Measure capacity)
Mon 13th April - Lesson 1 (Compare capacity)
Tues 14th April - Lesson 2 (Count in 10s)
Wed 15th April - Lesson 3 (Make equal groups)
Thurs 16th April - Lesson 4 (Add equal groups)
Fri 17th April - Lesson 5 (Make arrays)
Anna was really kind to help her friend Mia.
What kind things are you doing at the moment to help your family?
Can you write the ways in a list?
*To start each one with a bullet point
*To write each new way on a new line
*Start each new way with a capital letter
Friday 17th April 2020
Well, we have finished the story of Anna and the Third leaf.
Can you write a book review of the story?
* a score of how good you think the story was
* A short summary of the story
* tell me if you liked it or not
* explain to me if you think i should read it or not
Hello Robins and Swans
We hope that you are doing well and finding lots of fun things to do with your families.
We are putting maths, reading, writing and even a link to PE on this page for you everyday but remember what Mr McNicholas said in the newsletter this week
If it is too hard, don't worry about it
If it is too easy, don't worry about it
If it is taking you too long, don't worry, just stop.
If it doesn't take long enough, read some more.
We are missing you all very much. We do not like being teachers at home as we don't get to have our little chats with you.
We loved the photographs that Mrs Reynolds sent us last week of you working and having fun.
Miss Rossabi has watched Moana for the first time and found it a bit sad. She is also doing the morning PE lesson with her mum and said it is really hard!
Ms McLaughlin is also watching Disney movies. She watched the live action Aladdin remake and thinks Will Smith makes an awesome Genie. She is also regretting starting a 1000 piece Disney puzzle with her girls three days ago and it still isn't finished!
We can't wait to see you all soon.
Stay safe and God Bless
Miss Rossabi & Ms McLaughlin
I have attached a booklet to help you with your learning about the events of Easter according to Matthew. Matthew is the Gospel writer that we have been learning from in this Liturgical year.
Work through this booklet but only do the tasks for the YOUNGER PUPILS.
We are almost at the beginning of Holy Week (Sunday- Palm Sunday) so it would be good to be ready for Easter.
Read chapter three to an adult in your home. Can you look for words that might have the 'kn' digraph?
Anna wasn't very happy because she didn't get the part of Jack in the play but now she is Mia's friend and they are having lots of fun doing the show.
Can you think of three things that you can do that make you feel happy?
Can you write three sentences telling me what you do that makes you feel happy? Make sure you start your sentence with a capital letter and end your sentences with a full stop.
It is good that we find things to make ourselves happy in this difficult time.
Jack and the Beanstalk- An alternative (different) ending
Using your planning document from yesterday can you write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk but with a different ending.
*Remember to use your plan to keep you on track.
*Remember to use capital letters and full stops when you should.
Can you change up the rhyme that the giant says
Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of an Englishman
Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of a little boy
Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of a little girl
Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of a child
Have fun being as creative with this story as you like!
Read chapter three to an adult. Can you look for words that contain the split diagrapgh a e?
Anna and Mia become friends and i would like you to think of what the two characters would say to each other.
Use the page attached to help you fill in the speech bubbles but remember you DO NOT need to use words like 'said' as the bubble does that for us.
Remember to start with a capital letter and punctuate the end of your sentence too.
The answers to yesterday's comprehension questions.
1) You are a really good Jack.
2) They made a huge beanstalk.
3)It was Friday night.
Can you use the planning document attached to help you plan a different (alternative) ending to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Remember this is the planning so you can just write notes but make sure you include some of the adjectives (describing words) that you could use in your story tomorrow.
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk happened because Jack was given some magic beans in exchange for the family cow. The mum was very cross and she threw the beans out of the window in anger.
If you had magic beans that grew outside your window what do you think would happen?
What would grow?
Where would it lead you?
What would that place be like?
Who would live there? Are they kind?
Have fun inventing anything you want!
If you fancy something different to do!
Create your own beanstalk with kitchen roll tubes, Toilet roll tubes or even the inside of wrapping paper tubes. Paint them green like the beanstalk. You could add a box for the giant to sit on, maybe make a giant out of play dough or draw him and cut him out.
Use your model to retell the story to your family.
Jack has received a letter from the giant. The letter said that the giant was angry that Jack had stolen his things but also that he was sad because he misses the golden harp and the golden hen.
Now Jack needs to write a letter back to the Giant apologising (saying sorry) for taking the giants things.
Can you pretend to be Jack and write a letter back to the giant. You will need to say sorry for taking things that are not yours. You might want to include what has happened that you ended up at the castle.
Remember to include
* The address on the top right hand side of your page (where does the Jack live? (e.g. * The cottage at the bottom of the beanstalk)
* Remember to add the date
* Start your letter with Dear
* End your letter with From Jack
* Use the key words: golden harp, golden hen, stolen, sorry, poor in your writing.
The giant is very angry because his golden hen and golden harp are missing.
He wants your help to write a letter to Jack explaining how angry he is and why and to return his things.
Can you pretend to be the giant and write a letter to Jack.
Remember to include
The address on the top right hand side of your page (where does the giant live?)
Start your letter with Dear
end your letter with From Giant
Use the key words: golden harp, golden hen, stolen, angry, sad in your writing.
Read the chapter with your adult.
Can you put on different voices for the different people who speak in the story?
Task: Anna has been asked to create an invitation to send to friends and family for the school play of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Can you create the invitation for Anna?
Make sure you include
* a brief explanation of what the play is about
You can make all the details up yourself - you could even say that it is on at St Mary's Priory School!
Make it look interesting by using lots of different colour and writing styles.
The answers to the comprehension questions from chapter Two are
1) Mia got the part of Jack in the play.
2) Anna got the part of the third leaf.
3) Anna felt sad.
Please Continue with the sequencing and writing task set yesterday.
When you have finished sorting the images and written your sentences, can you check your own work to see if you have used capital letters, full stops and adjectives (describing words)? Use a green pen or pencil to help you check.
The answers to the comprehension questions from chapter one are
1) The school play was called Jack and the Beanstalk.
2) Anna wanted to be Jack in the play.
3) Mr Jones was Anna's teacher.
Attached in a document are some pictures of the story but they are all muddled up!
Can you sort the images into the correct order and write some sentences to go with them?
Try to use some describing words (adjectives) in your sentences and remember to use capital letters and full stops to punctuate your sentences too.
Don't worry about getting it all done today as you will have tomorrow to continue this task as it is a bit longer.
Please practice using the sound in the words on the sheet. Do not worry about 'friends' or 'Fred' talk. Just check that your child can identify the real words from the alien words. Thank you
Jack and the Beanstalk
Retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to your adult. Can you get the story in the correct order?
The giant is very rich and lives in a beautiful castle at the top of the beanstalk.
Task: Can you choose from a variety of methods to create an image of the giant's castle. You could use lego/paint/collage/ICT.
Can you compare the house that you created for Jack yesterday to the castle for the giant?
Try to write at least three comparison sentences using the adjectives (describing words) that you used to describe Jack's house yesterday and those that you used to describe the Giant's castle today.
e.g. The Giant's castle is huge but Jack's house is tiny.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with your adult.
Can you change your voice when you are pretending to be the giant?
Jack's family does not have much money. The setting at the beginning of the story is Jack's house.
Task: Can you choose from a variety of methods to create an image of Jack's house. You could use lego/paint/collage/ICT.
Don't forget to label the image as you will need these adjectives (describing words) for a story later on.
Read the chapter to an adult.
Can you write a prediction of what you think will happen in the story and explain why you think that.
Can you retell it with an adult?
Task: Draw a giant in the middle of your page. Label using adjectives (describing words) what the giant looks like e.g. huge using one colour and use describing words to show what he is like on the inside e.g. mean in a different colour.
Use the describing words to write sentences about the Giant underneath the picture. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.