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Welcome to Class Towneley 2019-20

Welcome to our class page!  

We are a class of 30 children in years 4 and 5.  We are taught by Mrs Barnes and supported throughout the week by Mrs Kinsella and Mrs Mahmood. 

Keeping in touch

 Email me to let me know some of the things you have been up to.  You may wish to ask an adult to attach a photo of what you have been up to.  

Email me using this address:  towneley@st-philips.lancs.sch.uk

Stay safe and look after each other.  Mrs Barnes :-)

Important update - home learning 6th - 20th April*

Please note that no daily online learning will be set between 6th - 20th April.  During that time, I would like you to complete an Easter project as part of your home learning.  You are going to design and create a luxurious 10 star hotel for children!  Please see further details below. 

 

As always, keep me updated along they way with photos of your work.  I will then share them online and you can also have a cheeky peek at what your friends are up to also.  

 

I look forward to seeing your work!

 

Mrs Barnes :-)

Home learning 03.04.20

Look at the daily challenges below:

1). Check for spelling mistakes

2). Can you use the 'word of the day' in a sentence.

3). Find the country of the day on a map of the world.  Which continent is it located?  

4)  Have a go at the Quick Maths

PE - Try and get some exercise each day.  You might like to try some of the following: 

Grammar and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for you to complete on Purple Mash.  Please log in and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards!  

 

English & Geography - Research what deforestation is.  Think about the Ws (what happens, when it happens, why it happens, who destroys the rainforests and where it happens around the world). Write a report about what you have found out.  If you are working on paper or in a book, this would look FABULOUS as a double page spread.  I know how much you all love doing these

:-) !  

Don't forget sub-headings, technical vocabulary, diagrams and year 4/5 spelling and punctuation. 

Please send me your fantastic writing when it's finished and then we can show it off for all to see!   

 

RE - This weekend, it will be Palm Sunday.  I would like you to draw a story map to retell the events of that important day.  You may even wish to create some actions too!  

 

Here is a clip to help jog your memory, but you should be familiar with the story already: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvxn34j 

 

You may also like to read the story in full.  Click on the document below:  

Reading activities

Reading comprehension - I have emailed a comprehension for you to complete. 

Listen to David Walliam's broadcast, retell the story to a member of your family.  Click to listen now: bit.ly/AudioElevenses 

 

Other websites for you to use for reading

Home learning 02.04.20

Look at the daily challenges below:

1). Check for spelling mistakes

2). Can you use the 'word of the day' in a sentence.

3). Find the country of the day on a map of the world.  Which continent is it located?  

4)  Have a go at the Quick Maths

 

 PE

It's important to try and get some exercise each day.  You might like to try some of the following: 

Grammar and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for you to complete on Purple Mash.  Please log in and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards!  

 Today, you will learn how to link ideas across paragraphs. In Maths, you are going to look at comparing and ordering fractions.  You will also revisit mixed and improper fractions.

 

English & Geography - Research the layers that make up the rainforest.  Write a report about them.  Don't forget sub-headings, technical vocabulary, diagrams and year 4/5 spelling and punctuation. 

 

 

Reading activities

Reading comprehension - I have emailed a comprehension for you to complete. 

Listen to David Walliam's broadcast, retell the story to a member of your family.  Click to listen now: bit.ly/AudioElevenses 

 

Other websites for you to use for reading

 

Spellings - Try the app Sir Lancelot (you need to download the free app).  Your login is on your home learning handout.  Or log in to IDL (again see your handout for login details).

Home learning 01.04.20

Look at the daily challenges below:

1). Check for spelling mistakes

2). Can you use the 'word of the day' in a sentence.

3). Find the country of the day on a map of the world.  Which continent is it located?  

4)  Have a go at the Quick Maths

PE

It's important to try and get some exercise each day.  You might like to try some of the following: 

Grammar and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for you to complete on Purple Mash.  Please log in and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards!  

 

Today, I have set some work on building cohesion within a paragraph. In Maths, you are going to look at division and shape. 

 

Maths Factor - Take a look at this free website and have a go at some of the activities : 

https://www.themathsfactor.com 

It is completely free to join whilst schools are closed, following the government guidelines. 

 

Music:  Take a look at some of these songs:  https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

Why not try learning one of them.  Can you create actions for you chosen song?

 

Writing - Write a story for a younger child/friend/relative, that needs entertaining while in isolation.  Don't forget to add illustrations.  Email these to me (or take pictures) and i'll add them to our class web page. 

 

Reading 

Listen to David Walliam's broadcast, retell the story to a member of your family.  Click to listen now: bit.ly/AudioElevenses 

 

Other websites for you to use for reading: 

 

Spellings - Try the app Sir Lancelot (you need to download the free app).  Your login is on your home learning handout.  Or log in to IDL (again see your handout for login details).  

RE

 Take a look at the documents below to learn more about Easter and the stations of the cross.  Have a go at some of the activities in the booklet. 

Home learning 31.03.20

Look at the daily challenges below:

1). Check for spelling mistakes

2). Can you use the 'word of the day' in a sentence.

3). Find the country of the day on a map of the world.  Which continent is it located?  

4)  Have a go at the Quick Maths

Joe Wicks' daily PE sessions at 9am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME 

 

Grammar and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for you to complete.  Please log into Purple Mash and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards!  Today, I have set some work on prefixes and relative clauses.  

 

In Maths, you are going to look at coordinates.  Why not check out these games (we've used them before in class) to help refresh your memory:

https://mathslinks.net/links/Billy-Bug  

 

5 a day - Have a go at some of the questions on 5 a day - they are levelled according to difficulty (bronze, silver gold and platinum):  https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ 

 

Writing challenge - Write a newspaper article about what is happening in the local area or globally.  How are people helping one another?  You may want to include information about the rainbow pictures that people are putting in their windows and when the whole of the UK clapped for the NHS to say thank you.     

 

Reading 

Listen to David Walliam's broadcast, retell the story to a member of your family.  Click to listen now: bit.ly/AudioElevenses 

 

Marlon's Magical Maths - You may wish to have a go at the game below.  We have used it in class before.  Can any of you finally conquer "the beast'?! Keep me posted and let me know your scores.  Let's see who can be our class champion!    

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

  

Spellings - Try the app Sir Lancelot (you need to download the free app).  Your login is on your home learning handout.  Or log in to IDL (again see your handout for login details).  

Egyptian Art - Why not have a go at some Art in the Egyptian style?  See which materials you have at home (you might need to improvise) and get creative! 

Home learning 30.03.20

Look at the daily challenges below:

1). Check for spelling mistakes

2). Can you use the 'word of the day' in a sentence.

3). Find the country of the day on a map of the world.  Which continent is it located?  

4)  Have a go at the Quick Maths

Home learning 30.03.30

 Joe Wicks' daily PE sessions at 9am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME 

 

English and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for you to complete.  Please log into Purple Mash and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards!  Today, I have set some work on grammar, place value and roman numerals.

 

I have sent two emails to you this morning with further maths challenges and a reading comprehension.  

 

Maths - Have a go at some of the questions on 5 a day - they are levelled according to difficulty (bronze, silver gold and platinum):  https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ 

 

Reading 

Listen to David Walliam's broadcast, retell the story to a member of your family.  Click to listen now: bit.ly/AudioElevenses 

 

Marlon's Magical Maths - You may wish to have a go at the game below.  We have used it in class before.  Can any of you finally conquer "the beast'?! Keep me posted and let me know your scores.  Let's see who can be our class champion!    

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

 

Spellings - Try the app Sir Lancelot (you need to download the free app).  Your login is on your home learning handout.  Or log in to IDL (again see your handout for login details).  

 

Science - We've recently looked at reversible and irreversible materials.  Click on the link below to help refresh your memory: 

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

 

Can you write a report explaining the differences between these changes?  You may wish to do this in your home learning book, or on Purple Mash (there are a few good templates for you to use).  

 

Home learning 27.03.20

Good morning Class Towneley.  Thank you for your hard work and perseverance this week.  I've seen some fabulous work on Purple Mash - keep it up!  Don't forget to keep in touch (our class email is above).  I will add any pictures that you send or good examples of work to our class web page.  Let's see what you can produce today! 

 

 Joe Wicks' daily PE sessions at 9am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME 

 

Challenge - can you design a "boot camp" style PE session for us to complete?  Email me your ideas and I'll publish the best ones here! :-) 

 

Writing - thank a community hero

Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.

 

English and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for you to complete.  Please log into Purple Mash and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards!

 

Science - I have set two "2Dos" for you to complete - both on our recent topic of materials.

 

RE - Write a list of things that make you happy, things you are grateful for, or things you are good at.  You may wish to add illustrations. 

 

Reading 

Listen to David Walliam's broadcast, retell the story to a member of your family.  Click to listen now: bit.ly/AudioElevenses 

 

Maths - Have a go at some of the questions on 5 a day - they are levelled according to difficulty (bronze, silver gold and platinum):  https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ 

 

Marlon's Magical Maths - You may wish to have a go at the game below.  We have used it in class before.  Can any of you finally conquer "the beast'?! Keep me posted and let me know your scores.  Let's see who can be our class champion!    

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

 

Spellings - Try the app Sir Lancelot (you need to download the free app).  Your login is on your home learning handout.  Or log in to IDL (again see your handout for login details).  

Daily challenges 27.03.20 

Look at the daily challenge below:

1). Check for spelling mistakes

2). Can you use the 'word of the day' in a sentence.

3). Find the country of the day on a map of the world.  Which continent is it located?  

4)  Have a go at the Quick Maths

Home learning 26.03.20

Reading and Writing tasks 

Look at the picture below.  Can you answer the questions based on the picture?  Have a go at the sentence challenges.  Can you complete the rest of the story?  Feel free to email your work for me to look at (remember to ask a grown up to help you attach the file).

Daily early morning tasks

 Joe Wicks' daily PE sessions at 9am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME 

Reflection task for today

Good morning everyone!  

I am feeling sad we are not in school and I am missing you all, so I thought it would be nice for us to have a daily chat to make us smile.  

 

I want to know 3 things: 

1). What are you grateful for today?  

2). What are you looking forward to today?

3). What has made you smile today?  

 

I'll go first.... 

1). I am grateful for the sunshine

2). I'm looking forward to Skyping my family later today. 

3). I have found lots of old family and school photos in my loft and they brought back lots of happy memories. 

 

English and Maths - A number of 2Dos have been set this morning for your child to complete.  Please log into Purple Mash and check each day as I update these on a daily basis.  Don't forget to 'hand in' work so I can see what you have done and send rewards.  

 

Check out the super movers!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8 

 

You may wish to have a go at the game below.  We have used it in class before.  Can any of you finally conquer "the beast'?! Keep me posted and let me know your scores.  Let's see who can be the class champion!    

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

 

Listen to David Williams reading a story each day!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Other learning for you to complete throughout this week

If you have not created a rainbow for your window, why not create one today.  Help to put a smile on people's faces in our community.

 

English 

Take a look at the website below (we've used it in class previously).  Read some of the myths and legends and why not have a go at creating your own story on the website.  

http://myths.e2bn.org

Reading and Writing tasks - Look at the picture below.  Can you answer the questions based on the picture?  Have a go at the sentence challenges.  Can you complete the rest of the story?  Feel free to email your work for me to look at (remember to ask a grown up to help you attach the file).   

RE - Download below the activities linked to Easter.

Topic - All children have been asked to complete a project on the Ancient Egyptians.  This could be done on the computer or in your Homework or Home Learning book. 

 

You may wish to include: 

  • Map of Egypt - where it is in the world
  • Information about Egyptians Gods
  • Who was Howard Carter?  
  • Who was Tutankhamen?  
  • What  did mummification involve? 
  • Information about the Afterlife
  • Information about hieroglyphics
  • Why the River Nile was important to Egyptians

 

Useful websites you may also wish to use:  

https://www.themathsfactor.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1vYCLNlGK2wdM8R9FqhVxhV/class-clips-primary

 

Free E-Books

https://www.getepic.com

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

 

What are we up to during the Spring Term?

Our current topic theme is the Ancient Egyptians. 

NatWest Money Sense Workshop

In February, we took part in a workshop in conjunction with NatWest as part of our learning in PSHE and Maths about money and budgeting.   Thank you to Lydia and Penny, who volunteered from the bank to help us with our learning.  We had a great morning planning and budgeting for a birthday party!

SWAT Spelling Bee 2020

Click on the tab below to download or print your child's spellings for the Spelling Bee competition.

This half term in Computing, we have been designing and creating games using Kodu.

Check out the knowledge organiser below to help with your learning in school and at home.  Click on the tab below to download or save the file. 

Our current text in English is 'The man who walked between the towers' by Mordicai Gerstein. 

What have we been up to during the Autumn Term? 

Raising Aspirations programme 

Class Towneley have been taking part in a very exciting project linked to careers.  The Raising Aspirations programme is designed to give children the skills they need to lead positive lives. It helps children to build resilience, increase confidence, engage with lessons, develop self-belief, develop employability skills, increase self-awareness, raise their aspirations and open up the world of work.

Christmas celebrations 2019

Some of our children made their own hats to wear at the KS2 Christmas Party.  We all had a great time! 

Boat designing and making in Science

Here we are creating our own boats.  We are hoping to find out which sails are better on a ship - square or rectangular.  We are looking forward to testing them in water! 

Art

Take a look at our wonderful portraits of some familiar faces from the Tudor era.  Can you guess who we have drawn? 

In December we went to Marsden Heights Community College, Brierfield to watch their incredible production of Aladdin!

What are we reading during Autumn 2?

Our current text in English is 'Journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverley Naidoo.  The story tells us about two children, who are called Naledi and Tiro.  Their sister, Dineo is ill and needs her mother.  However their mother was working in Johannesburg; 300km away.  The only way to reach her was to get to the big road and walk.  So Naledi and her brother did just that.  

 
As part of our learning, we have been finding out how people were treated under the harsh laws of Apartheid.  We have also learnt about Nelson Mandela, who fought against this.

We discovered the book 'Winter's Child' by Grahame Baker-Smith - the Author of 'Leon and the Place Between'.  We loved the theme of winter in this book, as it was portrayed in a very mysterious way - very much like the Place Inbetween.  

Author of the term (Autumn 2019)

We are reading 'Journey to the river sea' by Eva Ibbotson as our whole class reader.

Talk for Writing 

We used Talk For Writing to help us explore how characters were feeling in parts of the novel.   We loved being creative!  

Design Technology

We have explored biscuits that are already available on the market.  We have designed our own biscuits and will have a go at baking.   We will then evaluate our products at the end of this topic. 

 

Creating our delicious biscuits! 

A sample of our wonderful biscuits! 

                                                                                     Autumn term 1 2019

What are we reading this term?

Our current texts are 'Leon and the Place Between' by Grahame Baker-Smith and 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright.  

PE at the Leisure Box, Brierfield

 This half term, we have been looking at invasion games.