Home Learning Summer 2020 (1)

Home Learning
 
Even though we are staying safe at home, learning has not stopped in the Pioneers class! We have been working both collaboratively and independently on our work, as well as improving our ICT skills on Google classroom! 
 
Head over to your google classroom to find daily learning tasks relating to our curriculum; from Monday to Thursday you will have an English, maths and a mini adventure task, and on Friday, some French and a PSHE or RE task. These can be found under classwork, and show when they are due on each task. 
 
Ms. Leithead and Mrs Dixon are on hand to answer any questions and will also give feedback on your work each day, and you can always email them or write in the comments section if you need a hand!
English
 
In English we have been reading various picture books with the theme of the environment, which link to our Creating a Buzz mini adventure. Ms Leithead has really enjoyed filming the stories and Mrs Connolly even made a surprise appearance to read our class novel Clockwork, by Philip Pullman. 
 
We have made some video book reviews, as well as looking at imagery, revising word classes, keeping up our grammar knowledge and doing some persuasive writing. 
 
Our next job is going to be to create a picture book based on the ones we have read recently. 
 
We have spent the last two weeks creating our own stories and have planned, edited, drafted and redrafted them until we are happy! The next step was to do some illustrations and there have been some wonderful creations with watercolours, pencils, collage and many more ideas! We then filmed ourselves reading the stories and they are winging their way to the Adventurers class right now for them to watch and enjoy!
Earth Day
 
On Wednesday 22nd April, we celebrated Earth Day remotely! The children in Pioneers were challenged to talk to someone older than them (staying safe of course!) and talk about the differences that they see in the world then and now. Some of the topics they talked about were food, transport and the seasons / weather. They found out some really interesting things about how pollution and cars have increased, and how the seasons feel differently now. 
 
The pioneers then made pictures showing 'then and now' and presented their work on short videos, making a pledge to change something in their life and take advice from the older generation on what they can do to keep our earth clean!
Our Curriculum
 
Click on the documents below to look at the curriculum plan that we are following at the moment. Our mini adventure this half term is called 'Creating a Buzz'. 
Useful links
 
You might find these links useful when you are learning at home!
Maths
 
We have been looking at the properties of shape, and measuring angles, over the last few weeks. We have used different websites and videos to learn how to use a protractor, estimate angles and calculate missing angles in shapes such as rectangles and triangles. 
 
Over the last two weeks wee have been looking at rotation and translation of shapes, as well as looking at coordinates in all four quadrants. We made emojis using coordinates and have been investigating triangles with virtual peg boards. Have a go yourself here and here!
 
There are some websites below that you might find useful when doing your maths work, and there is usually a link or a video in Ms Leithead's activity so that you can understand what you need to do!
 
 
Creating a Buzz! 
 
We are really enjoying our topic this term which is based on bees and the problems they are currently facing in the UK. We are linking it to science, geography and plenty of art! 
 
So far we have made presentations, created art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and made branching databases online. The amount of work we have done has been phenomenal and everyone has been so creative in with what they have been doing. 
 
Below, you can see some example slides from our collaborative project on Climate Zones. We worked (virtually of course!) in groups to research each type of climate zone, and helped each other by commenting on each other's work with constructive ideas. 
 
Following this, we researched places around the world in contrasting climates, and found out how climate change is affecting them. You can see some examples of our work below. 
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