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Week 9 (08.06.20 - 12.06.20)

English

This week our focus writing genre is Newspaper Reports. 

 

By the end of this week, you will have completed your writing mission: to write a newspaper report about the rocket launch that took place in America on Saturday 30th May 2020.

 

On Monday, you are going to read a newspaper report and answer some questions about it. Remember to use the text and what you have read to help you - you don't need to remember all of the answers, just find them in the text!

 

On Tuesday, you are going to learn about subordinating conjunctions and how to use them  in your writing.  (This will be a bit of a recap because we have looked at these before but it is really important that we are confident with using them in our writing as they really improve the quality.) There are some interactive activities and information for you to use and look at on BBC Bitesize that will help you with your learning and then some activities for you to complete. 

 

On Wednesday, you are going to practise writing complex sentences that use subordinating conjunctions. Your sentences will focus on the rocket launch so they will help you with your final newspaper report. 

 

On Thursday, you will be planning your newspaper report.  

 

On Friday, you will be writing your newspaper report. 

 

Click on the stars below to access the English activity for each day. 

 

Once you have finished writing your newspaper report, you might want to present it so that it looks like a real news report on the front page of a newspaper. I can't wait to see your learning on your portfolio on Dojo! 

This week, your English work is focused around the rocket launch that took place in America on Saturday 30th May 2020. The video and the links below will help you to find out more about what happened before you start to write. 

NASA and SpaceX fly Astronauts to the Space Station

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to t...

Nasa Space X: Crew Dragon launch delayed by bad weather - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52830196 

 

SpaceX docks to ISS: Nasa astronauts land safely and make history - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849

Spellings

This week, your spellings are homophones that include the long 'i' vowel sound. 

Please see below for a guide on what you need to do for your spelling home learning. 

(This week is Week 1)

 

Week 1
• Monday – Thursday: In Week 1 your spelling work consists of you practising these words (using a writing pencil), using the look cover write check method. You can also choose to practise them using one of the ‘fun ways to practise your spellings’ if you would like to.
• Friday: Test – ask someone at home to test you on 10 of the spelling words you have been practising. Reflect on any words you found tricky – make these words/rules your focus for next week.


Week 2
• Monday – Thursday: In Week 2 your spelling work consists of you including each word in a sentence then writing the sentences in your spelling book. You can also choose to practise them using one of the ‘fun ways to practise your spellings’ if you would like to.
• Friday: Test – ask someone at home to test you on all of the spelling words you have been practising.

 

Click on the star tab below to access your spellings and some fun ways that you could practise them at home! 

Maths

This week, your maths learning will focus on coordinates.

 

Miss Turner has put together some information and activities for each day to help you with your learning. This is new learning - how exciting!

 

Have fun, team! 

 

Click on the star tabs below to find the Maths activity for each day.

Science (Living Things and their Habitats)

 

This term, our science learning is focused on Living Things and their Habitats. This week, your learning and activities are all about classifying vertebrates. 

 

Click on the star tab below to find the Science teaching slides and your activities. 

Physical

This week, I want you to get moving each day by doing some dancing! You had a go at some of the dance workout routines by Oti Mabuse in Week 3 of your home learning and I thought it would be fun for you to learn some others this week.

I have linked some of my favourites below as suggestions but there are lots more on her Youtube channel that you might like too! 

 

Taylor Swift Shake it off - Dance Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHahd8rQ0hg&list=PLuwFE3Wyin9cEHEnNWaqBNndTMXzH7_8u&index=8

 

Kids in America - Dance Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5FAajQgEt0&list=PLuwFE3Wyin9cEHEnNWaqBNndTMXzH7_8u&index=12

 

Hairspray - Dance Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-QkVvystWU&list=PLuwFE3Wyin9cEHEnNWaqBNndTMXzH7_8u&index=14

 

Remember that this is just a suggested physical activity to keep you active each day, but if you would rather, you could always continue to get moving with Joe Wicks this week, do some Cosmic Yoga or perhaps create an obstacle course in your garden. 

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