Learn From Home Ash
Regular updates and improvements will be coming to this page.
The government-backed Oak National academy opens its virtual doors on 20th of April. This includes daily video lessons and worksheets for pupils. Year 3 content can be found here and year 4 content can be found here.
Do you need help?: If you are finding things tricky at home, you can talk to someone at the NSPCC. It is free to call on 0800 1111 and they are happy to talk to you about any worries or problems. If you want to talk online to someone when you can make an account and use this link.
Ash Class, you have worked amazingly hard over the course of the year and it is important that you keep it fresh in your mind and keep on practicing those new skills. I know that loads of you already do lots at home with Mathletics, TTRS, spellings and reading.
The links, ideas and activities on this page can help you to learn from home. There is enough here to keep you busy for around 5 hours a day. Here is an example timetable of how you could organise learning from home:
- 30 minutes reading
- 15 minutes times table
- 15 minutes spelling, grammar, punctuation
- 15 minutes handwriting
- 1 hr maths
- 1 hr writing
- 30 mins Science or RE
- 30 mins physical activity
- 1 hr topic project (history, geography, art, DT, music)
New: "Scholastic" has made a range of worksheets available for free. (Parents/Careers will need to create an account) The year 3/4 activities are here but having looked at the activities for year 5/6, lots of children will be fine with these too!
Twinkl has produced some home learning packs that cover a range of areas, you may find here useful.
Please upload your work to Seesaw as regularly as possible so I can have a look, comment and award you Dojo points - Mr Holmes
Enjoy reading your favourite books. If you have a kindle, download some new books to enjoy. If you don't have a Kindle you can download a kindle APP to use on your device, there are some free books on this link.
New: There are Free EBooks and activities available at Oxford Owl (You will need a parent/carer to create an account.)
Listen to David Walliams on a free daily audiobook reading on this link.
Scholastic has made a "Learn at Home" magazine which can be found here. Our age group would be the Grade 3-5 one, however, some of you may be more interested in the Grade 6-9 one.
- Have a go at some of the 60-second reading quizzes found here (parents or carers will need to make a Twinkl account, these are currently free. I have also sent some of these out in your packs.)
- Have a go at some of the longer comprehension packs found here.
- Write a book review - What happened? What was the best bit? Who would you recommend this book to?
- Design a new front cover for your book
- Write an alternative ending
- Describe one of the characters in detail with a picture
- Read to a plant - did it help them to grow?
The powerpoints below have a range of ideas for creative writing. Please feel free to write a story and share an exciting reading of it via Seesaw
Over the last couple of weeks, Ash Class has been doing writing around a video called "Taking Flight" which can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6V-xZgtlQ. You could do some writing linked to this. Some ideas are: Write a short story where Grandpa and Tony meet the aliens on the spaceship, create your own adventure on the radio flyer or create a piece of writing about Dad and Tony's adventure to the moon.
New: This link provides the Year 3/4 National Curriculum spelling list. If you prefer to use the school's Spelling Bee Honeycomb format then I have included these below. These spelling lists are made using the NC lists with some extras thrown in.
Green = Yr 1+2 spellings ,
Purple = Yr 3+4 spellings
Orange = Yr 5+6 spellings.
There are lots of exciting SPAG games that you can play here.
You can brush up on your SPAG skills by watching some of these videos.
A huge pack of Year 3 SPAG activities are available here.
A huge pack of Year 4 SPAG activities are available here.
Mathletics - lots of activities and problem-solving tasks
TT Rockstars - the battle is still on!
The Maths Factor is currently free to use and offers a wide range of activities. (Creating an account is required.)
15 for 15 - download and have a go at these
You can brush up on some of the topics we have already looked at, "Electricity" "The Human Body" and "Light and Shadow" or you could look into some new topics that we will cover "Changing States" and "Animals and Habitats".
ScienceKids has all of the different topics split up nicely.
CrickWeb has a range of interactive activities for you to try.
Check out the range of games, videos and information on BBC Bitesize. You could choose one of the mini-lessons on there are create a poster for each science session.
Here are some science experiments to try at home (with your parent's permission!)
We have been looking at the Easter story in school, remind yourself of it here.
Create a comic strip of the Easter story, you could use this frame to help you. (This comic strips could also be used of other areas of your learning)
Decorate a cross, this will be a competition and the winning design will be made from wood and put on display. There is a template here.
Have a look at these activities and games.
This range of activities is designed to practice the key skills involved in your topic lessons.
New: Our theme this half term would have been dinosaurs, I know lots of you were excited about this. If this is something you would still like to learn about you can take a virtual museum tour and view the dinosaur exhibits:
- Have a go at organising this timeline back into order.
- There are lots of historical games to access here.
- This link provides access to lots of videos which cover a range of topics, you can revise one of the topics already covered or learn about a new area of history.
Brush up on your knowledge of Latitude and Longitude. You may want to back this up with exploring google maps and finding your location.
This website gives you access to a huge range of geography games and interactive activities.
Art and Design Skills
- New: Ironbridge Fine Arts is running a children's art competition, you can find out all the information here.
- You can access a great range of art and design ideas on this link.
- The Tate has some nice games and quizzes that you can try., you can turn your hand to some graffiti or watercolours online.
We have started to look at Scratch in our ICT lessons, this is a free programme to use and can be accessed here.
- New: Energize, a Shropshire based company have a wide range of ideas and activities to get you active. This will be updated weekly.
- Daily fitness training is being hosted on Joe Wicks' Youtube channel live at 9:00 AM. These are each 30 minutes long. To join in the fun, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
New: If you are lucky enough to have access to outdoor space during this period, you could try some of SOuL's home outdoor learning activities.
WORK OF THE WEEK! Friday 26th June
Well done to all of Ash for excellent work showing great effort this week.
Each week I will post 3 examples of great work, enjoy this week's below:
This is the beginning to Chloe's time travel story:
Isla looked amazed at how her fantastic time machine has been made! She looked on her shoulder where Mr Hoot was smiling and bouncing up and down, Isla patted his head to calm him down and they where ready to go in the time machine.
“Are ready to go Hoot?” said Isla confidently.
“Twit Twoo” replied Mr Hoot.
As they took a step in the time machine, they wondered what adventures they were going to have, “right Mr Hoot lets set our destination for the Land of the dinosaurs.” Isla grabbed the dial and twisted is round and round to get the machine to click into gear.
“Off we go Mr Hoot” Isla exclaimed over the whirring of the machine. Mr Hoot just looked at Isla still bouncing up and down with excitement.
This self-designed unit of work themed around flowers.
This is the beginning to Esme's time-travel story:
The Land Of The Extinct
Chapter 1: Going to the Lab
Katie Candle is a nine-year-old girl, who is so used to going to Professor Periwinkle’s lab that it is like a second home for her. She likes the old professor so much, even though one of his experiments turned her ears and nose into baked beans and she had to stay like that for a whole week until he could put it right again. Also, he had once made her eyes peppercorns, so she kept on sneezing.
Katie lay on her bed waiting for her mum to call her to tell her it was time to go to the lab. The lab was an amazing place full of exciting, interesting and awesome experiments. Katie couldn’t wait to go.
“Katie, time to go,” Katie‘s mum called up the stairs.
“Okay. Do you know what Professor Periwinkle wants me to do today?” Katie asked, as she eagerly sprinted down the stairs.
“No, I don’t. Come on sweet pea,” (that’s what Mum sometimes called her) “Your brother and father are in the car,” she told Katie, as she led her outside. Katie jumped excitedly into the car and then they drove off.
Chapter 2: Professor Periwinkle’s lab
As soon as Katie stepped inside the lab, her eyes were wide open and her mouth fell open too. The shelves were full of exotic ingredients and pungent potions. The lab was full of colours: there was pink, orange, green, blue and and, Katie’s favourite, gold. Suddenly, Professor Periwinkle bounced over to her.
“Good morning Katie. You are nine seconds late,” he said, happily.
“ Sorry Professor Periwinkle,” she replied.
“Oh, it doesn’t matter,” he said kindly. “So shall we get on with the experiment?”
“ Yes, so what am I doing today?” Katie asked.
“ I am going to send you back in time!” Professor Periwinkle said dramatically, looking directly into Katie’s eyes.