Brancaster Class – Week Beginning 30th November 2020

Good morning and welcome to a brand new week!

If you need to self-isolate this week then please make sure you work through the lessons and activities below. New learn screens and activities on Education City are also updated weekly on a Monday morning and can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

Also, remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – [email protected] Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. I look forward to seeing your completed work.

Suggested Timetable

8.45 – 9.00 – Times table or mental maths practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

10.00 – 10.15 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

10.15 – 10.30 – Practise this week’s spellings

10.30 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading comprehension or handwriting practise



Each day work on one of our other subjects – you could look at topic or science or explore the National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard and don’t give up!



Maths –  This week we will continue to work on perimeter,

Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-cm-and-mm-cnj3ae

Spellings – This week our spellings all have the letter patter ough and make the long /oo/, /o/ or /or/ sound.  Complete this lesson to help you to learn this spelling pattern https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-letter-strings-ough-ear-ou-au-ice-c8u34d

You can also watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGERKJYjkQI

Look at our spelling words below and begin to practise them – remember to use the Look, read, write, check method.

English – This week we are starting a new unit on poetry. We will be learning a new poem called The Sound Collector, learning about rhymes and creating our own poems on sound.

Today, think about what poetry is and what it is used for. Watch this clip to find out more – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-understand-a-poem/zj7n92p

Then, explore this poetry site. Read through some of the poems and think about their meaning. Do you like the poems? If so, what do you like about them? Which one is your favourite and why? How does the poem make you feel? Fill in the gingerbread man with feelings words.  https://clpe.org.uk/poetryline/s?f%5B0%5D=im_field_poetic_device_ref%3A61&f%5B1%5D=im_field_year_group_ref%3A345

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-6mw38c


Maths – Complete this lesson –https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-mixed-units-6crp2e

Spellings – Continue to practise your spellings.

English – Today you are going to have a go at writing your own poem – this will be our cold task. It is quite tricky, so make sure you try your best and have a go but don’t worry. Listen to the different sounds you can hear around you. Can you describe these sounds? Can you organise them into a short poem?

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-1-cru68t?activity=video&step=1


Maths – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-and-comparing-length-in-mixed-units-cm-and-mm-64r64c

Spellings – Continue to practise your spellings.

English – Today we are going to look at our model text – The Sound Collector. Read through the poem and listen to it being read by the poet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIL0kgnxJIo

What do you think about the poem? Do you like it? Are there any words or phrases that you particularly like? If so, why? What else do you notice about the poem?

Are there any words that you don’t know? If so, look them up in a dictionary. Complete this lesson to make sure your dictionary skills are on top form! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xb42p

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-characters-c8w3jt


Maths – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-the-perimeters-of-shapes-in-m-and-cm-6ngkjt

Spellings – continue to practise your spellings. Complete this lesson to help your understanding. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-letter-strings-ough-ear-ou-au-ice-including-test-c9hpcc

English – Continue to learn the text – The Sound Collector. Today really work on your performance skills. Can you read the words clearly? Can you be heard? Are you reading with expression? Watch this video by Michael Rosen to get lots of performance tips! https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/resources/ks2-video-how-to-perform-poems-with-michael-rosen-6-mins/

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-2-crv66c


Maths – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/length-and-perimeter-application-lesson-6mtkcc

Spellings – Ask an adult to test you on your spellings. Did you get them all right?

English – Record yourself performing the poem or perform it to a member of your family. Watch these performances before you do yours – what tips can you pick up? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAg5aoyAN4

Once you have finished, make sure you email your performance to me, I can’t wait to see it!

Guided Reading – Complete this lesson – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-authors-use-of-language-cnj3cr

Science – Complete this lesson on acoustics and discover the science of sound waves.

Once you have completed the lesson above,  collect some items from around your home – make sure they are made of different materials. Design a test to investigate which material would be best for muffling sound (soundproofing). Watch this short video before you start https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/32039/how-muffle-sound


Topic – This week we will be exploring Hadrian’ s Wall. Watch this video to find out a bit more about Hadrian’s Wall. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhq76sg Then, watch this video and complete the comprehension activity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-soldiers-in-roman-britain/z7d9wty

Hadrian’s Wall Comprehension

If you can and you have time, create a model of the wall or draw a detailed picture showing the different parts.


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