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Thursday 2nd July 2020

Reflective Mentoring- 02.07.2020

Looking Forward- We'll Meet Again!

Do you know who this lady is? She recently passed away but she is one of the most, if not the most, iconic war musicians of a generation. Click the image above to listen to her song...

 

It got me thinking about how we only have two weeks left of the academic year. When you return, you will be in a new year group, and that presents changes. Complete pages 12-13 of the attached booklet.


In the last couple of 'Reflective Mentoring' sessions, we will prepare you for the move to a new year group...

Maths Learning- 02.07.2020

Telling the time to the minute

In class today, we explored the relationship between hours in a day. In our 'bubble', we will be continuing to look at this tomorrow. We may only get onto 'telling the time to the minute' next week! It is always up to you whether you move on with your learning 'day by day' or whether you choose to look at some learning topics in a little more depth.

 

Click the image above to kick start yourself today on 'telling the time to the minute'. Then, answer my key questions below:

Key Questions

  • Look at a range of clocks- what are the divisions worth? The large divisions? The smaller divisions?
  • Why is it important to be able to tell the time to the nearest minute rather than just the nearest five minutes?
  • Look at the clock in your house at different points of the day. Can you tell the time to the nearest minute?

 

Once you have considered all of this and watched the video, have a try at some of my learning activities, games and videos below to improve your understanding of 'telling the time'. Good luck Eagles!

English Learning- 02.07.2020

Build Understanding of Inference

Today, in class, we completed one of our previous 'Quick Writes' and looked at what inference is. We tried to infer more about 'Voice 1' and wrote questions as if Anthony Browne was in the room now. Lots of excellent discussion and questions about the book! Every day, I place a link to the book to get you started off- so here is todays one! It is the orchestral version which you might have looked at yesterday...

 

Firstly, today, we are going to focus on 'Voice 1' again and use our inference skills, just like yesterday. Click the image at the top of the page to remind you what inferences and drawing inferences are...

 

After clicking the image, complete the inferences lesson. You could have a try at the quiz as well! Read the first story again.

 

Task 1- Could you answer the following questions?

Why might Mum be worried about Charles?

 

Why does she think the park is full of ‘frightful types’?

 

You could answer these in your 'Remote Learning' book or just discuss these with your parents...

 

We are now going to look at a couple of episodes in particular. Use the resources below to infer what you think Charles and his mother are thinking at a couple of different points in 'Voice 1'.

 

Task 2- Think about what Charles and his Mum might be thinking/saying in the incidents below. They are not actually saying anything but, based on our experiences, let us try to infer what they could be saying...

 

 

Now, we are going to explore in more depth an 'interactive version' of 'Voices in the Park'. Click the image above to take you to this exciting interactive version...

 

When you are looking at this interactive version, keep focusing on Charles' Mum (Voice 1). In class, we are now going to take the 'Hot Seat'- I am going to play Charles' Mum and the children are going to ask me questions. Then someone else will take the role etc. However, at home, you are going to prepare something for if the characters were in the room for you...

 

Task 3: Divide your page into four sections with a picture/ image of each character in each section (you could draw them/ write their name etc). If they were here now, what key questions would you ask the four characters based on your inferences?

 

Remember, the characters are below:

You could use these small images as well...

 

Task 4: Our last learning activity today is our 'Quick Write'. You are going to try to write a review of 'Voices in the Park'. It could go something like this:

 

This week, we have been learning about the Anthony Browne book 'Voices in the Park'. The book is set within a peaceful, tranquil park, however not everybody views it that way. The story looks at the viewpoint of four individuals in the park on that day: Charles, Charles' Mum, Smudge and Smudge's Father. We have found that the story shows characters in very different ways depending on the person and the perspective they are looking from. For example, Charles' Mum is seen as a very strict and overbearing character who thinks all of the people in the park are rough. This is completely different to Smudge's Dad, who seems quite depressed but seems to enjoy spending time with his daughter....

 

You could continue. Have a try yourselves! You might even want to include your opinion about the book...

 

Afternoon Learning (02/07/2020)

Design Competition- #PinYourThanks

Please see below information regarding a competition it would be fantastic for the children to take part in. While it would seem like we are over the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have a chance to reflect on all those who have helped us along the way...

 

#PinYourThanks need you help!

We know that lots of our families would like to say thank you to others who have helped over the last few months. From the postman who delivered cards that cheered us up, to a neighbour who has done some shopping to a doctor or nurse, a friend who called for a chat etc… PinYourThanks are inviting children across the nation to enter a competition to design a pin badge to say thank you to someone who has helped them (or their wider family) over the last few months. The winning entry will be turned into a real pin badge and sold, alongside other badges designed by national treasures including Ringo Starr and Joe Lycett. Every pin badge sold raises money for NHS Charities Together and Volunteering Matters. We think the competition presents a fantastic opportunity for children to reflect on the last few months and express their gratitude to the people who have helped them and their family during this difficult time.

 

If your child would like to enter the competition simply click here to find out more.  Alternatively, click the image above which will take you directly to the teacher page I see...

Afternoon Learning (02.07.2020)- Music

Mama don't allow

So you can do the same as what we are learning at school, this afternoon Mrs Dhitima will be using the following lesson to work on with the children in the class (click the image above for this lesson). It might be you are not able to do all of the body percussion ideas, but have a try at learning the some or working on some of the materials linked to this. We will try to video our final version so you can all see what we have achieved...


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