Oak’s Google classroom us up and running and ready for you all to use. To access it, follow these steps:
1) Sign in to a Google account – this preferably will be your own or your child’s, this way when you log into the Google Classroom then any work, comments etc. will come up as being from your child.
If you don’t want to use or create your own google account then you can use your class e-mail address to login as below, the only drawback to this being that your child will then be logged in as 'Hornbeam' and will need to ensure they name everything clearly for me and their friends. The password for the e-mail address is AshfordHill.
2) Go to Google classroom (you can find it in the nine dot menu at the top right of a Google page or can just search Google classrooms)
3) Enter the class code – 55vxycn
4) Say hello and start looking around the classroom.
Work is currently being added (24/3/20) so if you are looking right now, just refresh the page for any changes. Just e-mail if you have any queries, questions or concerns.
Underneath are several documents of work which cover a variety of curriculum subjects. This will be added to during this period of home learning. Many of the non-core subjects will be project based and can be picked up at any time during this period, please ensure that English (set work, reading, SPaG, guided reading tasks / comprehension) and Maths (set work, times tables, doodle maths and newly added times tables rockstar) are completed every week.
Please read each task carefully and help your child if they find something difficult. Ask your child to try their best and let them know that Mr D doesn't expect it to be perfect, he just expects them to try and learn from those mistakes - the best kind of learning.
If there are any issues reaching the documents please email Mr Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org
For all subjects please look for the accompanying documents at the bottom of the poage.
English & Maths
Work for these two topics will be updated weekly in these folders on Monday morning. It will include information or website which help explain how to understand and complete the tasks. The tasks will also be shown in these folders for you to complete as best you can.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)
Practice reading, writing and using the year 3 and 4 words (see doc). More spelling rules and other SPAG activities will be added below.
BBC bitesize have a variety of videos, actitivties and games which help to explain types of words, writing styles and SPAG. If you are unsure if the meaning of a writing device/feature please look here to help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Continue reading the variety of books of books you have at home. It is not just reading practice, but also making predictions, discussing the action of character, discussing word use and inference (reading between the lines).
Guided reading tasks: Print off the guided reading tasks and ask the children to complete it following some reading. These do take time, so one or two a week is good progress.
Comprehension: Below are the scanned books comprehension books 1 - 4. Please open the documents and read some of the work with your child and choose an reasonable challenge. You may need to spend some time discussing what the questions are looking for specifically.
Free ebooks: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ sign up for free to read or listen to a variety of books online. Just select the appropriate age range of books for your child.
Time tables: Continue practising their times tables and moving them on to the next one if you feel is appropriate. The order is 5, 10, 2, 4, 8, 3, 6, 9, 7, 11, 12 - mixed.
Doodle Maths: Please continue to practice this daily.
Times Tables Rockstars: TTRS has recently given all children free access to its games and competitions during this period. I have set all the children a logon and password and require the parents to please email me for it.
Science : The new topics will be forces and magnetism & Forces
When completing and experiment keep a record of each step, this can include photographs with captions, Diagrams with labels, tables of information/recordings/measurements with a written step by step process. Make sure to include an Title for the experiment, introduction, question you are investigating, prediction, results, conclusion, possible follow up questions and experiments.
Our next history unit returns to Britain and will be about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking
period of our history. Information and projects will be added in the history folder on google classroom.
Art / DT
Some of our art/DT will be linked to our history (Anglo-Saxons & Vikings) using 'junk modelling'. During our period of learning from home, I wanted the work to be made easier with no need for special equipment, just using whatever materials you may have at home.
Animation: create a profile for you to use on scratch (this is optional and you do not need your own profile) https://scratch.mit.edu/ click on the tutotials button at the top of the page and follow the instructional video to create your own animations.
Typing skills: Dance mat typing
Internet safety: Watch Play Like Share with your child, and start a conversation about the internet and staying safe. There are three episodes so you could do this over a few days. Start with positives, finding out as much as you can about what your child does online and what it means to hem. www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/playlikeshare