HOME LEARNING (UPDATED 12.07.20)
Welcome to the second half of the summer term.
Whilst we know that many of our pupils will be returning to school soon, we are aware that some will not be. In this time, we will continue to share a range of home learning tasks which the children in school will also be completing.
The theme for this half term is change. Each week, the activities provided will link to this concept exploring it through Science, PSHE, History and other subject areas. We look forward to seeing what our children come up with.
We are working hard to ensure that the Year 6 pupils have a memorable end to their time at Langstone.
Leavers’ party – Friday 10th July – Please be aware that this leavers party is for pupils who are currently attending school so that we can maintain our bubbles.
Leavers’ poem – we are putting together a video of all of our Year 6 pupils reading a poem. Please ensure that you send in your video clip if you are not in school.
Zoom assembly – Monday 13th July – Mrs Bush will be hosting a leavers’ assembly where the teachers can share some final surprises and messages. A link will be sent home to any pupils who are not in school.
Secondary school transition
Transition to secondary school is probably on a lot of pupils and parents’ minds. Whilst transition will look very different this year, we will be doing a lot of activities to help support the pupils with this challenging time. We are working closely with all secondary schools to develop activities and ideas that will help pupils get to know their future schools and teachers. These will be shared throughout the coming term.
Please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher via email if you have any questions.
You can also access transition information and resources for the following schools on their website:
The following resources have also been shared by secondary schools:
We will continue to add to the above information as and when it becomes and available.
Home Learning Tasks:
This week’s home learning pack:
Previous home learning packs:
Inside the your child’s workbook is the following (click the links below):
This half term’s learning for Year 4, as well as the other year groups, will focus around the key concept of ‘change’. Each week will look at ‘change’ in a different way so that this theme can be explored in depth. We have already looked at change in other topics, such as the Romans, so the challenge is to build on what we already know about this key idea.
During this week, we will be discovering how animals, in particular insects, change throughout their lives. With a focus on bees, we will explore their importance as well as just how different they see the world to humans.
WEEK 2: SEASONS
We will be looking at the changes which occur during the different seasons throughout the year. From looking at nature-themed poetry to seasonal music, seasons will be explored in a variety of ways.
From the water cycle to phases of the moon, we will be learning about lots of different changes that take place in the world around us and learn about the Science behind them. This week, there will also be a chance to discover more about famous Scientists and how they changed our world for the better.
WEEK 4: CHANGES THROUGHOUT TIME
We live in a very different world to a 100 years ago. We will be looking at key changes that have taken place within this time, with a particular interest on the vast technological changes which have occurred.
WEEK 5: CHANGES IN OUR LIVES
This week will look at changes in our lives. From experiencing home learning, life during the lockdown plus looking towards future changes as we change year groups, this will be a chance to think about what the key idea means to us and how it makes us feel.
Although change will be the key focus for our learning this half term, we will continue to provide spelling and arithmetic practice and Mrs Knight will continue to share Holes on Google Classroom.
Other information which may be useful:
White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize have teamed up to create some fantastic Maths resources which from wb. 04.05.2020 will match up.
The BBC Bitesize website also includes a range of other subjects you may be interested in.
Below is a list of online games that could support learning at home:
We are very proud of all of the hard work you have been completing. Here are some great examples:
Over the course of the lockdown period, some of the children have been engaging in our Etwinning international project whereby activities were shared between many countries around the world! Our children wrote letters, expressed positivity and words of encouragement through their drawings and created artwork such as hearts and dreamcatchers. They also received work completed by other children from the countries in our project, including a French game that they could play online!
Here is a video of the children’s letters and positive messages (click link below) and some photos to celebrate their work:
Dates for the Diary!!!
Trips, Workshops and Experiences
PE days vary depending on weather. If possible, please ensure your child always has a PE kit in school.
Children should all have a full PE kit which includes: black shorts / tracksuit bottoms (for colder weather), white t shirt and suitable footwear.
Please ensure that your child can either remove their earrings or provide tape to cover earrings to prevent any injuries occurring.
Please practise your new spellings ready to be tested in class. It is important that you understand the definition of these words and can use them in a sentence. As well as practising any new words, you must continue to practise your Year 5 spellings as well.