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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Blue Class

In the event of a bubble closure, I will be posting Home Learning in the folder below.

Thank you.

Blue Class - Harvest 2020 - Farmers & Fairtrade

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In their tribute to this season of Harvest, Blue Class tell us about Farmers and Fairtrade.

Welcome to Blue class!

Teacher: Mr Crotty

Teaching Assistants: Mr Van Boyd and Mrs Emerson.

We also welcome Miss Taylor who will be working in Blue class from September.

 

Homework

 

Every Wednesday, I will be setting homework for the children. I will be setting a weekly task on MyMaths, Purple Mash and a weekly spelling list can be found on here.

For extra reading, the children can access Reading Eggs and they can practice times tables using Times Tables Rockstars.

The children have now been provided with a reading record and book which should be taken home and returned daily. 

The children have been shown how to access all of the online learning available and their usernames/passwords will be provided.

 

Homework 07/10/20

 

Here are the tasks that have been set this week:

 

MyMaths: place value of decimals

Purple Mash: Grammar- inverted commas for speech

Spellings: Homophones

 

 

Please view the selection of exciting learning that has taken place in Blue class during the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

Home learning - 18/05/20

We are now in week 5 of Summer term 1. Well done again to everyone who has been working hard at home. Remember to use the comments box if you have any questions about your home learning and if you would like to send me some of your work, please send it to my school email address which is d.crotty@st-peters-burnley.lancs.sch.uk

 

English

I have attached week five of the reading and responding units. The focus theme for this week is The Titanic.

 

Maths

 I have set 5 new tasks on MyMaths which are:

  • rounding to 10 and 100
  • time and timetables
  • perimeter
  • finding fractions
  • properties of triangles

Remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars and Numbots for 5-10 minutes daily. Well done to the children who have achieved a new status. You should be aiming to get your studio time below 3 seconds.

 

Purple Mash

  • Spelling summer 5 quiz
  • Grammar - identifying adverbials phrases, nouns and verbs.
  • History - Anglo saxon village life. 

 

Science 

I have attached the second week of living things and their habitats. This week's lesson focuses on pollination.

 

PSHE

I have attached resources for a new lesson on making decisions.

 

French

This week's unit is face. Please follow the instruction below.

To access the French work you will need to click on the curriculum pencil, go to French and open up the document called 'home learning ks2'. We will be working on the activities in Stage Three. This week we will look at face. To access the blue A tab you need to download a QR code scanner/reader ,you can do this on a phone or tablet. Don’t worry if you can’t download a QR code scanner/reader you can still complete your French work. Click on the red K tab and you see the words written and the green V tab is a video of the words being spoken, watch and repeat back.

 

 

Home learning - 11/05/20

Hello everyone and welcome to another week of home learning. Please keep up the good work and remember you can ask any questions about your home learning using the comments box on this page. There are new activities for science and PSHE this week so please have a go at these. 

 

English

I have attached week four of the reading and responding units. This week is about inventions from history which have changed the world.

 

Maths

I have attached the new number of the week. This week's number is 159,995.

 I have set 5 new tasks on MyMaths which are:

  • counting
  • written methods
  • regular and irregular polygons
  • area
  • simple equivalent fractions

Remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars and Numbots for 5-10 minutes daily. Well done to the children who have achieved a new status. You should be aiming to get your studio time below 3 seconds.

 

Purple Mash

  • Spelling summer 4 quiz
  • Grammar - relative clauses with pronouns.
  • History - Timeline for ancient islamic civilisation (we would have been learning about this in class so this task will give you some of the key events and dates)

 

Science 

Instead of using Purple Mash this week, I have attached a new unit of work on Living things and their habitats. This includes notes on how your parents or carers can support you with this learning at home.

 

PSHE

I have attached a powerpoint and the three resources which go with this called relationships: our special people. 

 

French

This week's unit is Face. Please follow the instruction below.

To access the French work you will need to click on the curriculum pencil, go to French and open up the document called 'home learning ks2'. We will be working on the activities in Stage Three. This week we will look at Face. To access the blue A tab you need to download a QR code scanner/reader ,you can do this on a phone or tablet. Don’t worry if you can’t download a QR code scanner/reader you can still complete your French work. Click on the red K tab and you see the words written and the green V tab is a video of the words being spoken, watch and repeat back.

 

 

Home learning 04/05/20

Home learning - 04/05/20

Keep up the good work everyone. Here is your home learning for this week.

 

English

I have attached week three of the reading and responding units. This week is based on Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.

 

Maths

I have attached the new number of the week.  This weeks number is 480,892.

MyMaths

 I have set 4 new tasks which are:

  • square and cube numbers
  • equivalent fractions
  • mixed tables 2 to 12
  • coordinates

Remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars and Numbots for 5-10 minutes daily. Well done to the children who have achieved a new status. You should be aiming to get your studio time below 3 seconds.

 

Purple Mash

  • Spelling summer 3 quiz
  • Grammar - sentences using different words for look.
  • Geography - continents and oceans
  • Science - Adult and baby animals

 

French

To access the French work you will need to click on the curriculum pencil, go to French and open up the document called 'home learning ks2'. We will be working on the activities in Stage Three. This week we will look at Market. To access the blue A tab you need to download a QR code scanner/reader ,you can do this on a phone or tablet. Don’t worry if you can’t download a QR code scanner/reader you can still complete your French work. Click on the red K tab and you see the words written and the green V tab is a video of the words being spoken, watch and repeat back.

Remember you can use the comments box on here to ask any questions that you have about your home learning.

 

PE

Please use the link for your PE activities at home this week.

https://lancashireschoolgames.co.uk/year-3-6-spar-lancashire-school-games-activity-timetable/

 

Home learning 27/04/20

Well done to everyone who has been completing their home learning. I can see that lots of you have been on Purple Mash and MyMaths so keep up the good work.

Here is your home learning for this week.

 

English

I have attached week two of the reading and responding units. This week is a fun unit all about deadly creatures.

 

Maths

I have attached a new task called 'number of the week'.  This weeks number is 208,496

My Maths

 I have set 5 new tasks which are:

  • Estimating
  • Factors and Primes
  • Mental Division
  • Metric conversion
  • Two way tables

Remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars and Numbots for 5-10 minutes daily.

 

Purple Mash

  • Spelling summer 2 quiz
  • Grammar - avoiding using 'said'
  • Geography - Compass quiz and Significant places quiz
  • Science - Living and non-living things

 

French

To access the French work you will need to click on the curriculum pencil, go to French and open up the document called 'home learning ks2'. We will be working on the activities in Stage Three. This week we will look at City. To access the blue A tab you need to download a QR code scanner/reader ,you can do this on a phone or tablet. Don’t worry if you can’t download a QR code scanner/reader you can still complete your French work. Click on the red K tab and you see the words written and the green V tab is a video of the words being spoken, watch and repeat back.

Remember you can use the comments box on here to ask any questions that you have about your home learning.

 

 

Well done to Mohammed who has completed his English work this week. He has written about a Greek creature called The Hydra. You can click on the attachment to see a better view of his work.

 

 

Maths Mastery Home Learning

I have attached some additional Maths mastery resources which you can complete at home. There are four weeks of learning altogether so please work at your own pace and do not try to do too much all at once.

Parents/Guardians will need to read the guidance pack first and then use the pupil pack to complete the work. 

Please use the comments box if you would like to ask any questions about this.

 

 

New Home Learning 20/04/20

I hope you had all had a good Easter break and managed to make the best of the weather we have had in difficult circumstances.

 

Here is a list of the home learning that I have set up for you this week. You do not have to complete all of this but I would definitely recommend having a look at the English work I have attached for you.

 

English

I have attached a week of learning which can be found in the above files on Ancient Greece. Each day features a different myth which you can watch or listen to (using the links) and then a task which follows on from this, such as invetsigating new words, rewriting a story and drawing a new Greek mythical creature. On Friday, the challenge is to create a scene or chapter based on the creature that you created. I have set this final task as a '2 do' on Purple Mash as I would love to read some of your creations. In order to read some of the Greek myths, click on the links but parents will need to sign up to become a member on some of the websites such as lovereading4kids which is free to do so. Have fun with this and I look forward to seeing how you get on.

 

My Maths

I have set 5 new tasks on here which are:

  • Negative numbers
  • Adding/subtracting fractions
  • Mental multiplication
  • Written method multiplication
  • Area of rectangles

I recommend completing one task each day. 

 

Purple Mash

  • Spelling - Summer 1 quiz
  • Grammar - Using other words for 'then'
  • Science - Living things: What do all living things do?
  • Geography - Physical Features quiz

 

Art

I have attached a youtube link for a video which demonstrates how to create a 3 model of the Empire State Building out of cardboard boxes. This is great if you have lots of cardboard or boxes lying around and really emphasises the way we were practicing different sized cubes and cuboids which make up the structure. Why not have a go? You can make it any size that you like. I would love to see some of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VHbYsaUqJs

 

French

To access the French work you will need to click on the curriculum pencil, go to French and open up the document called 'home learning ks2'. We will be working on the activities in Stage Three. This week we will look at School. To access the blue A tab you need to download a QR code scanner/reader ,you can do this on a phone or tablet. Don’t worry if you can’t download a QR code scanner/reader you can still complete your French work. Click on the red K tab and you see the words written and the green V tab is a video of the words being spoken, watch and repeat back.

Remember you can use the comments box on here to ask any questions that you have about your home learning.

 

Trout Release

Neil from the River Ribble Trust has released our trout into the River Brun at Thompson park. The good news is that you can watch the trout being released using the following links below. The videos are excellent so it's deifinitely worth watching!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNDitFB0eLE&t=2s

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8rjEDCD0Tw

 

 

Online Safety

Staying safe online is extremely important during this time. Please use the resources I have attached to start positive family conversations around safe and responsible internet use and to agree clear expectations and boundaries. One of the resources also helps you spot the signs that may be  experienced from being online too long and reminds us to have a healthy balance.

For more resources visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

You can also visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ which has games and videos to watch about staying safe on the internet.

 

Home learning

New tasks added on Purple Mash this week are:

Geography - Complete a fact file about Portugal. Visit www.ducksters.com and www.nationalgeographic.com to find information. Try to include some information about the region of Algarve in your fact file.

Science - Complete the writing frame to show your knowledge of reversible changes. This is a revision activity to see what you have remembered from our lessons.

My Maths

Tasks have now been set which you can access and complete using your log in details. I will be setting new tasks to complete each week. Start with the counting and place value tasks first.

 

 

Picture News at home

Remember you can watch the virtual assembly at 9 am every Friday by going to www.vimeo.com/channels/picturenews 

I have also added some resources and activities that you could complete at home. Before starting one of the activities, make sure you have read and looked at the 'learning from home' sheet first.

Open the activities by clicking the word documents I have attached above this post

 

More home learning links

Heartsmart are doing a daily broadcast along with activities, some are pencil and paper activities with instructions on screen, go to  www.heartsmart.family 

Fischy Music  (www.fischy.com) are broadcasting an online assembly live every Monday at 11am on www.youtube.com/fischymusic. You can catch up with the one they did on 23rd March on their web site.

David Walliams is doing online story time at 11am each day. Go to https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Picture News

Picture news are holding weekly virtual assemblies at 9am every Friday. You can watch using the following link  www.vimeo.com/channels/picturenews 

On Friday, I will put a '2do' task on purple mash which you can complete to tell me all about the picture news.

 

Day Plan

Here is a plan for the day which you can use so that you are mixing up your learning and not spending too long on each task:

Morning

Timestable rockstars - 15 minutes

Home learning pack - 30 minutes

Purple Mash (completing Maths/English 2 do's) 30 minutes

Afternoon

Numbots - 15 minutes

Purple Mash (completing Science/Geography/History 2 do's) 30 minutes

Website of your choice (using the suggested list) 30 minutes

 

Online activities

Hello everyone,

This week I have a set you a number of '2do' tasks on Purple Mash including:

  • Times tables practice
  • Maths - place value tasks
  • Spellings
  • Grammar - relative clauses and identifying word classes
  • Science - Creating a leaflet about space
  • History - Anglo Saxon quiz
  • Geography - identifying countries and cities in Europe

 

Remember to 'hand in' the tasks when you have completed them. Do not hand in your Science leaflet until you have filled it with as much detail as you can remember.

Numbots

 

You can now access numbots using your Times Table Rock Stars username and password. Go to play.numbots.com type in your log in details and start playing. This is great fun while praticing counting skills, number bonds and addition/subtraction skills.

 

Also, there are some French activities which you can access by going to the French tab on this website.

Have fun,

Mr Crotty.

 

 

Please read the above file which is a suggested list of websites the children can use online at home. It also gives instruction for accessing Purple Mash.

 

I have set a number of different 'to do' tasks that the children can access now on Purple Mash and I will be updating these regularly.

 

Thanks,

Mr Crotty.

 

 

Corona Virus/Home Learning

A home learning pack has been sent home with your child today which contains different activities which the children can complete independently.

The children can also log in to the Purple Mash website using their log in password which has been attached to their home learning pack. On here they can complete 'to do' activities which can be handed in and reviewed by myself.

The children also have their times tables rockstars log ins attached to their home learning pack which can be accessed on a laptop or tablet.

Please keep visiting the class page for more updates on useful websites and home learning activities.

Many thanks,

Mr Crotty.

 

Spring Term 2

Welcome back! Hopefully you've all had a restful break. Take a look at what Blue Class will be learning about this half term.

 

Literacy

Our main novel is  Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. As part of the unit, the children will explore the mysterious character of Hugo who lives in a train station in Paris. At the end of the unit, the children will plan and write their own stories.The non-fiction unit this half term will focus on creating a magazine article, which will include more than one non-fiction text type, for example, a non-chronological report and explanation. The focus of the writing will be inspired by our fiction novel where the children will invetsigate the automata and inventions which feature in the story.

 

Numeracy

We will continue with our daily 5 arithmetic quetsions which allow the children to consolidate and build upon their knowledge of the four operations. Our first week of learning will focus on estimating capacity before looking at calculating and converting different measures using multiplication and division. Further into the term, we will be learning how to calculate with fractions by exploring this practically and visually first.

 

Science

The children will beinvestigating the effects of different forces on objects, such as friction, gravity, air resistance and water resistance, through investigations, research and observations. One of the investigations will include creating paper  helicopters of different sizes and materials to observe the effect of gravity and air resistance. 

 

Geography

This term we will be exploring the continent of Europe by identifying and locating the many different countries that it consists of. We will identify the different climates and biomes in Europe before focusing on the physical and human characteristics of the Algarve region in Portugal. 

 

Art

The children will study famous architects to identify their styles and shapes that they incorporated in to their designs. After this we will focus on the Empire state building to learn about the architect and history of the building. The children will complete several different drawings of the building by exploring 2d drawings before moving into more complex 3d drawings of the building.

 

Computing

This terms unit is Databases. The children will explore how to find and search more information in a database before learing how to create their own data base on the different countires of Europe, where they will store information in selected fields. At the end of the unit, the children will complete quizzes to check if they can find information such differnet countries languages and populations.

 

R.E.

The unit focuses on the Christian celebration of Easter, specifically how it is seen as time of celebration and victory. The children will use the Easter story to explore the following question: In what way is Christ's death and resurrection a victory?

 

French

The children will extend their understanding of grammar from the use of the verb 'to be' from last half term to also using the verb 'to have'. The children will also revisit vocabulary for clothing and use this to describe carnival clothing.

 

P.E.

Mr Carr will continue to take Blue Class for P.E. on Tuesday afternoons and Helen will teach Dance lessons on Friday mornings. The full class will continue to go swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school at all times.

 

Music

Blue Class will continue to take part in Clarinet lessons with myself and Mrs Spall, who is part of the the Lancashire Music Service.

 

 

Spring 1

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year!

 

Literacy

On the first week back, the children will completer their own play scripts on based on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Our fiction unit is Science-fiction. Our main novel is Aquila by Andrew Norriss. As part of the unit, the children will explore a range of science-fiction stories, analysing plots, characters and vocabulary. At the end of the unit, the children will plan and write their own stories.

 

Numeracy

The children will focus on mental and written methods for multipliction and division in the first few weeks of this term before moving onto fractions. The children will have plenty of opportunites to develop their understanding of these concepts through practical acitvites such as making arrays with counters and making fraction walls using card. 

 

Science

This half term, learning is focused on Light and Astronomy. This will cover the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon and research about the Solar System. Scientific enquiry will look at shadow length and what this tell us about the movement of the Earth.

 

History

Anglo-Saxons: We will be looking at where Anglo-Saxons settled when they came to Britain through an examination of place names. The children will also become historians as they examine sources to investigate what life was like for the Anglo-Saxons. We will also take a look at how archaeology informs our knowledge of the past when we look at the findings from Sutton Hoo and other archaeological digs. 

 

Art

We will study the work of artist Gustav Klimt who was famous for creating portraits featuring lots of Gold. After analysing his work, the children will develop their own versions of his work by exploring the techniques used by Klimt and choosing their own materials.

 

R.E

Jesus the Teacher - focusing on Jesus' teaching and how this was used to show God's people how to live life according to God. The children will explore a range of Bible stories looking at the message being given and the how Christians today can also use the teaching to help them in their lives.

 

Computing

During this term, the children will focus on using different tools to plan, design, create and evaluate their own game. They will decide on different scenes, characters, animations and other features whch they can input into their game.

 

P.E.

Blue Class will have P.E. on Thursday afternoons with Mr. Carr and swimming will continue on Tuesday afternoons. Please make sure your child has the correct kit on these days.

 

Music

Mrs Spall will continue to teach clarinet on Thursday mornings, looking at musical notation, pitch, dynamics, rhythm and pulse. 

 

French

Madame Simms continues to teach French on Tuesday afternoons. This half term she will focusing on the grammar of masculine and feminine nouns and fruits and vegetables.

 

 

Autumn Term 2

WELCOME BACK!

 

Literacy

Blue Class will study two units this half term, stories with historical settings and film and playscripts . The children will study The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. They will compare the book with sections of the film and will have the opportunity to create their own story and section of a playscript. 

 

Numeracy

This half term we will focus on properties of 2d shape. We will focus on understanding regular and irregular polygons, measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes and using knowledge of rectangles to find missing lengths and angles. As always, we will continue to work on recall of multiplication tables and our daily 5 arithmetic questions.

 

R.E

Our unit for this half term is Christmas. The gospels of Matthew and Luke. The children will learn to identify which parts of the Nativity story can be found in each Gospel and describe the christian beliefs which are revealed in the story. Folliwng this unit, the children will also study Christmas around the world: The children will research about the different celebrations that happen around the world, comparing different traditions and investigating the true meaning of Christmas.

 

History

Anglo-Saxons: We will be looking at where Anglo-Saxons settled when they came to Britain through an examination of place names. The children will also become historians as they examine sources to investigate what life was like for the Anglo-Saxons. We will also take a look at how archaeology informs our knowledge of the past when we look at the findings from Sutton Hoo and other archaeological digs. 

 

Science

Material Properties: The children will carry out lots of practical work to understand more about reversible and irrevesible changes. This will include an investigation into separating materials where the children will be expected to plan most of the investigation independently to show their knowledge of how to work scientifically.

 

Art

We will study the work of artist Gustav Klimt who was famous for creating portraits featuring lots of Gold. After analysing his work, the children will develop their own versions of his work by exploring the techniques used by Klimt and choosing their own materials.

 

Music

Blue Class will continue to learn how to play the clarinet under the instruction of  experienced music teacher, Mrs Spall, Alongside this, the children will learn to appreciate a range of different types of music, understand musical vocabulary and its meaning and read musical letter notation. They will also take part in regular singing sessions.

 

P.E

The children will continue to have P.E on Thursday afternoons with Mr Carr. We will also have swimming for the whole class on Tuesday afternoons and dance with Helen on Friday mornings. Please ensure that your child has full P.E kit in School so that they can take part in all the activities provided.

 

Computing

This half term the children will learn to use spreadsheets in order to help with conversion of measures in Maths. They will do this by learning how to format cells with different formulas and operations.

 

PSHE

Getting on and falling out. This theme focuses on developing children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills.

 

 

Burnley Magistrates Court

On Friday 18th October, blue class visited the Burnley Magistrates Court to take part in a mock trial. The children were fantastic when acting in a range of roles including witnesses, magistrates, chair and defendant. The children discussed the case carefully in order to make a decision and found Dennis Lightfinger gulity of theft. This was an excellent experience which allowed the children to understand more about rules, rights and responsibilities outside of the classroom.

Pictures will follow shortly.

 

 

Welcome Back

Welcome to Blue Class

I hope everyone had an excellent summer break and you are ready to go for the new term.

Below you will find some important information about our learning and activities this half term.

 

PE/Swimming/Dance

PE will take place on Tahursday afternoons. The children will need a full PE kit which includes pumps and trainers. The children will continue to have dance on Fridays and therefore it is important that PE kit stays in school for the full week.

Swimming will take place every Tuesday afternoon.

 

Homework

Homework will continue to be sent home on Wednesday which will normally include one piece of Maths and English. The homework selected is based on the learning that has taken place during the week therefore it is expected that the children ‘have a go’. I do not expect the children to get everything correct and they will be able to have extra support in school when they have found it too challenging.

The summer homework challenges are to help prepare the children for some of the work that they will be doing in the Autumn Term.

 

Autumn Term Curriculum

Literacy: British Legends and Persuasive Writing:

A study of the language, structure and content of a range of British legends, focusing particularly on the book Outlaw: The Story of Robin Hood. The key skill focus will be on creating and punctuating complex sentences using an ed opener. Following this, the children will look at a range of examples of persuasive writing with a particular focus on persuasive leaflets.

 

Numeracy:

The main focus of this term will be on Place Value to ensure that the children have a secure understanding of numbers to at least 1,000,000 and of numbers with up to 3 decimal places. We will also be working on a number of mental/arithmetic strategies at the start of lessons and we will continue to practice our recall of multiplication tables.

 

Science:

Material Properties: The children will learn vocabulary specific to the properties of different materials and apply these when grouping and classifying different materials and assessing their effectiveness. They will also plan and carry out a range of investigations into thermal conductivity. We will also visit the Young Scientist Centre at UCLAN Preston to take part in a cosmetic chemistry workshop.

 

R.E.

The children will be studying the Bible and its origins, distribution and usage around the world, looking at how Christians view and use the Bible in everyday life. They will also cover a unit looking at the Sacred Texts from a different faith.

 

Design and Technology:

Our unit will be mechanical systems: Cams. The children will design, make and evaluate a moving toy for a younger child to play with. We will use photographs and videos to investigate and evaluate existing products and understand the different types of movement that can be made by cam mechanisms. The children will practice making their own cam mechanisms and a range of other skills such as using hand drills to make an off-centre cam and measuring skills in order for the cam to work smoothly. After making the products, the children will evalute it by comparing it to the original design specification.

 

Geography:

The children will study the geography of the United Kingdom focusing particularly on biomes and fieldwork.

 

Computing:

This unit will focus on coding through Purple Mash. The children will create their own programs using a character, a car and an animal. They will review terminology such as: Object, Action, Control and Event.

 

Music:

Clarinet lessons provided by Mrs Spall will take place on Thursday mornings, covering rhythm, pitch, tempo and pulse in singing and playing music. The children will also learn how to read musical notation.

 

French:

Mrs Simms will take Blue Class for French on Tuesday afternoons.

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