What a half term it has been! None of us ever imagined that we would have to learn at home rather than in school. You have all done an amazing job of continuing with your learning at home and I know that you will try to continue to do so after the holiday too, as unfortunately our class can't return to school just yet. This week I will not be setting any particular work so that you can have a break. However, if you wish to catch up on anything on this page I won't remove it yet. Also, if you have enjoyed having a go at Radioblogging they are having holiday sessions at 9.30am Tuesday to Friday next week and The Oak National Academy is producing 'Holiday Club' activities too. As always, I look forward to hearing about what you are doing on 'Seesaw' or on the Class Facebook page or by email (email@example.com).
I hope that you have a fun week!
P.S. We will be sharing the next part of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates next half term for our English work, so if you still have a copy of the sample book you may want to re-read it to remind yourself of how the story begins. There are documents with the first 4 chapters and a summary of the story so far below.
Vocabulary Ninja Words of the Week
affection devoted elegant cynical frivolous
Spellings Week 5 3A
Year 4: non-stick non-stop non-starter non-smoker nonsense non-fiction non-drip non-violent
Year 5: sincere interfere sphere adhere severe persevere atmosphere mere hemisphere austere
White Rose Maths Home Learning
Watch the video lesson and try to do the questions you can. Each question gets trickier so do not worry if you can't do all of the questions - just do what you can!
Book of Hopes
An e-book collection of short stories and poems by famous authors with the aim of comforting, inspiring and entertaining children during lockdown. You can find it at
Below are links to online music lessons
Home Learning Ideas
1. Times table practice to develop speed of recall of facts out of sequence up to 12 x 12. Resources to help with this include:
Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/
Hit The Button Game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Sumdog Multiplication check https://pages.sumdog.com/multiplication-tables-check/
2. Set Maths Challenges on Sumdog. (Sumdog can also be used to practise other maths skills.)
3. White Rose Home Learning Maths Lessons. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Please refer to Knowledge Organisers/Toolkit sheets for calculation methods.
Refer to the Spelling Menu below for the weekly spelling lists and suggestions of activities to support learning. Other activities include the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ strategy, checking definitions in a dictionary and writing the words in context in sentences. Children should also have a copy of the statutory spellings for their year group to practise.
Each child has been given a novel to read. When they have read this, they could;
I also recommend an audio story version of ‘Krindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley, which can be found on youtube.
Tape 1 Side A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8li001X9a8
Tape 1 Side B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5TvgQ67QrA
Tape 2 Side A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYgO1i7Yrnk
Tape 2 Side B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiLzxkC-eKI
David Walliams has been reading some of his stories at 11am each week day hence the name 'Elevenses' which can be found at https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/
There are also a lot of activities linked to David Walliams' books at
If you enjoy reading/listening to a particular book please recommend it to others via the Facebook group or by emailing.
Reading Challenges have also been set on Sumdog.
Find out about the explorer Captain James Cook. The children can present their findings how they wish for example; a fact file, timeline, diary entry/Ship’s Log.
Word of the Day
Daily picture resource to inspire writing by Pobble 365
Twinkl Home Learning Resources Code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Paul Priestley tutorials on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyMtFsqCf0K3Boa1Ig0ApA
As part of Key Stage Worship throughout the week the children in classes 3 and 4 take part in something called Picture News. It is an opportunity for the children to discuss a weekly issue and share opinions on a topic. The group who provide us with these pictures have supplied some resources to go with this week's news if you are in self-isolation. To access these resources, please follow the link https://www.southkilvingtonschool.co.uk/useful-links-and-guidance-for-parents/ to access all of the resources available.
Facebook Group Support
For those of you who may have some questions about the tasks or activities set, or just wish to update us on you and your child's progress, a Facebook group has been set up for the parents of Class 3. A hyperlink to the group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2975265795919929/ or by searching for South Kilvington Class 3 Questions and Answers.
If you have any questions, I can be contacted via my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support in anticipation.
Mrs. Alison Collins
The Oak National Academy & BBC Bitesize
The government have commissioned and launched two resources to help parents with school-age children at home. There is no obligation to use them, but they offer variety and the BBC programmes give children a different presenter which will give parents time off from being the teacher. The links can be found below:
The Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Using Seesaw for Home Learning
To use the 'Seesaw' app to submit and celebrate home learning you need a 'log in' which I will email individually to each child.
2. Tap/click “I’m a Student”.
3. Type in your Home Learning code into the ‘text code box’.
(You don’t use the email/password login)
4. Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!
To complete set activities in Seesaw go to Activities and then select Add Response.
Posts need to be reviewed by myself before they can be seen in the class journal.
Class 3 - Mrs Collins - Years 4 & 5
Welcome to the Class 3 page. Our classroom is in the original Victorian schoolroom, which also has access to the adjoining school library. Mrs Collins is our teacher and Mrs Fletcher is our teaching assistant.
Autumn Term 2 - Time Traveller
During Autumn 2 we were ‘Time Travellers’ and learned about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We visited Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend and had an activity day and feast at the end of term. In English we learned about the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 through the story ‘Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit and about the lives of Roman slaves from ‘The Journal of Iliona’ by Richard Platt. We also shared Roman myths including the story of Romulus and Remus.
We had a very busy first half term of learning with the topic theme of ‘Making Me, Me’. We learned all about our amazing bodies and how to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Mr. Acaster demonstrated how our digestive and circulatory systems work and dissected a sheep's heart.
We were inspired to produce some great homework projects.
In English we enjoyed reading 'Into The Forest' and 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Brown and wrote our own stories and plays based on the illustrations.
To find out more about our learning and see samples of our work as the year progresses, please visit this page regularly.
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