Dear Parents/Guardians and Children,
Well, we are nearly there, just two more weeks to go! I think you’ve all done amazingly well just to be at home all this time, let alone to get some work done too. Of course, it may not be doing schoolwork that’s meant you’ve been learning things, some of you have been getting better at your hobbies, others have been using their abilities to raise money for charity and some of you have even been learning new life skills by helping around the house.
I’m going to set you some work for the next two weeks. There is actually more than two weeks work, but this is so there is plenty of choice for you, it is not necessary for you to do it all. As always, just a little bit each day will go a long way and make sure you do the things you enjoy. Friday 17th July is World Emoji Day so there are lots of emoji themed activities below and I’ve tried to arrange them in subjects, but some may overlap.
Maths: As per last week there are a few options. The link to Whiterose is below and I have uploaded the worksheets for the next two weeks, but the last videos will not appear on the site until Monday 13th July. If you feel the Whiterose work is too tricky, I have uploaded some worksheets on other areas of Maths that you can revise. Finally, I have set ten tasks on My Maths, one for each day until the end of term, you can do these in any order, and you can do these instead of the worksheets.
Whiterose Summer Term-Week 11 w/c 6th July
Whiterose Summer Term-Week 12 w/c 13th July
Here are some alternative sheets for the next two weeks:
And here are some more Maths mystery booklets as well as some emoji Maths:
English: Well, I was really hoping we’d be back at school to read and enjoy Mr Stink together, but sadly that won’t be happening. However, it is available on BBC iplayer so I have set some activities to go along with the timings of the TV adaptation.
I have also found some English based emoji activities:
Foundation: I set around 4-5 tasks for Art, Science, Photography and Wimbledon so you should still have some of those to complete, plus the computing packs continue for a few weeks into the summer holidays, but if you would like any new ideas there are some below.
Art: Children’s Art Week continues this week and next, the themes are Connecting across generations and Literacy and creative writing. The Twinkl resources are more for KS1 so I have put the link below to the Engage Organisation who are running the event, in case you were after any more activities.
Computing: Follow Home activity pack 4
History: I have found some more Anglo-Saxons activities, they are mostly arts and crafts.
Science: Here are some ideas for outdoor learning…
Emojis: Let’s celebrate emojis! We use emojis every day, so why not celebrate them? Emojis have been used since the beginning of the internet, but their popularity increased so much that they became built into smartphone touchscreen keyboards and the messaging apps that we use every day. Their popularity also led to the creation of a wide range of emoji merchandise and even an emoji movie!
Emojis are a great way for people to communicate across language barriers and help us express sentiment and emotion. World Emoji Day is celebrated on this date, as this is the day that appears on the calendar emoji!
Emojis were invented by Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita in 1999. They were made in order to make communication easier within limited text fields – the same reason we still use them today! Kurita was just 25 years old when he invented emojis. The most popular emojis are; face with tears of joy, red heart, smiling face with heart eyes, thumbs up and hand waving.
- 3,304 emojis have been created to date, with new emojis created and released every year
- 95% of internet users have sent an emoji
- Over 10 billion emojis are sent every day!
- The word ’emoji’ was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013
- The birthday cake and pizza slice are the most popular food emojis
There is always BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons as well as https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub/2020-07-06
Once again, these are all just ideas, if you can do some reading, writing and maths each day that would be great, but home school doesn’t need to look like school normally does. Your reading might be looking at a letter from a friend, or a recipe in a cookbook or maybe reading some instructions. You might write in a diary every day, or type texts and emails, or write birthday cards-it’s all writing! When you calculate what time a film will finish-that’s maths! So is working out the change in a shop when you spend your pocket money. Learning is all around us, it’s not just in a textbook or on a worksheet. Hopefully, you’ve learnt something during this time about what you’ll do differently from now on. I’m certainly going to have more video calls and quizzes with my family and friends, especially the ones that are too far away to see often. What change will you keep?
As always, I’m on email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Twitter (@Beech_WR) if you need help with anything.
Stay home, stay safe,