Stingrays

Welcome to the Stingray class page

Week commencing 18/05/20

Hi Stingrays,

I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. I have been super impressed with those of you who have been emailing some of the amazing work you have been doing.

I have had a really good week. I’ve been going running a lot, I have noticed I’ve been able to run further and further which has been good. I also finished my book,  which was exciting and I’m on the next one in the series. I have also been doing lots of online training, especially looking at different ways to challenge you when we are back at school.

Maths

For your maths work this week,  both year 3 and year 4 will be revising and building on some of the work we have done on fractions this year already.

English

The year 3 children this week will be looking at writing with speech and then will be writing some imaginative reviews. The year 4’s will be looking at tenses exploring the present perfect tense and will then be looking at including speech in their writing.

Everything you need for your maths and English work will be in the folders below.

Mr Harris’ challenging-challenge

Each week stingrays, I am going to be setting you a new challenging-challenge. A challenge, so challenging, that you will have to have great wisdom, show outstanding self-belief and endurance, and will push you to achieve personal success – basically, you’ll have to be a stingray.

I have been really impressed with the superheroes you have created over the last week – they’re outstanding! Please do keep emailing your pictures if you haven’t done so already, I love seeing them.

This week your challenging-challenge will be to create a dance routine.

I would like you to try and come up with a dance routine. This could be a dance to your favourite song, maybe a song your parents loved when they were growing up, or just make up your own song! Maybe you could write instructions on how to follow the routine and try to teach your family how to do it? Make sure you send me pictures of your instructions so I can try to learn the dances as well.

BBC Bitesize

In our other subjects, I am asking you to follow the activities for your Year group on the BBC bitesize link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Key tasks

Please remember to keep going with your daily tasks;

  •        Spelling Shed
  •        Timetable Rockstars
  •        Daily 15-minute reading 
  •        Daily fitness activities

As ever, please keep emailing homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk so that I can tell you how wonderful what you are doing is. I do really enjoy hearing about what you have been up to and to know that you are keeping well and smiling away. I was so greatful for the video you made so I just wanted to say thank you once again for that!

I hope you have a fantastic week,

Mr Harris and Ms Leaver 

Week commencing 11/05/20

Hi Stingrays,

It has been so good talking with you this week over email. I have been really impressed with the pictures you have sent and truly miss your smiling faces. I have to say some of your VE day work has been outstanding – well done! 

I went on a lovely walk on VE day and it was really amazing to see all the houses decorated to celebrate the occasion. I also tried to make a red, white and blue smoothie which was really nice to drink in the sunshine.

This week I have been doing some dance workouts on YouTube, which has been a fun way to keep active while in my living room. The other day, my flatmate and I did a ‘Spanish night’ where we ate paella and made churros. I’m still reading my book and I am so close to the end – I can’t wait to finish it! What was the last book you have loved so much you couldn’t put it down? I do have some sad news about my peacock doorman -  we had to call someone to come and collect her, and she has now been released somewhere where she will keep herself safe and healthy (I did get to hold a giant net as I helped to catch her which was a lot of fun). I have also been doing some online training including new ways to structure lessons, which I’m looking forward to trying when we go back to school.

Maths

This week the year 3’s will be looking at multiplying and dividing by 4 and 8. And the Year 4’s will be working out the perimeter and area of some more complex shapes. This work will be in the year group folders that will be below.

English

The year 3 children this week will be creating some non-chronological reports and present/past tenses with verbs. The year 4’s will be looking at conjunctions, remember your FANBOYS and I SAW A WABUB to help you remember your co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

Mr Harris’ challenging-challenge

Each week stingrays, I am going to be setting you a new challenging-challenge. A challenge, so challenging, that you will have to have great wisdom, show outstanding self-belief and endurance, and will push you to achieve your personal success – basically, you’ll have to be a stingray.

This week your challenging-challenge will be to invent a new superhero.

I would like to know what makes this hero a superhero, can they fly, do they have super strength, are they super kind? Is your hero alive today, do they live in the future, could they be a Roman super-hero? You might want to draw your superhero, dress up as them, or create their cape. Maybe you could write about some of their superhero adventures, this could be a diary entry, newspaper report, or a comic book or anything that takes your fancy! You may even design some super health meals for your hero to eat or create wanted posters for their arch-nemeses!

This is a challenging-challenge so do what you can and be creative. What I have said are only suggestions, you may pick and choose would you would like to do or do something for your super-hero that I never would have thought of!

BBC Bitesize

In our other subjects, I am asking you to follow the activities for your Year group on the BBC bitesize link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Key tasks

Please remember to keep going with your daily tasks;

  •        Spelling Shed
  •        Timetable Rockstars
  •        Daily 15-minute reading 
  •        Daily fitness activities

It has been really great being challenged on TTRockstars by some of you. And see if you can support your family group on the new battle competition between the family groups.

You can email me at homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk to get feedback on what you have been doing and I will reply as soon as possible. It has been really great seeing what you have been doing and I can’t wait to see more of your super work!

I hope you have a good week and I look forward to hearing from you.

Mr Harris and Ms Leaver

School Closure
In the event of a school closure, here are a range of activities for you to choose from to work through at home with your child. 
How to access resources
 

In order to access the Twinkl resources please follow this guidance - Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

For a collection of interactive Go! resources, organised by age and subject, visit: 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/teach-lesson-packs-twinkl-go

 

The helpful people at twinkl have created learning hubs which will be updated daily - check out the link for more information https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
Year 3
Year 4
Useful websites
TTRockstars
TTRockstars is one of the ways the class has been learning their times tables. The main games in TTRockstars are;
  • Garage - this is a game where children get a small set of questions that are targeted to their level. The aim is to achieve 20 correct answers within 60 seconds. 
  • Studio - this is how children get their 'rock status' in TTRockstars. Children get asked a range of multiplication and division questions ranging up to 12X12, and have to answer as many questions as possible within a minute. The average score of their last 10 studio games are used to create a rock speed which determines their rock status.
  • Soundcheck - this is the equivalent of the year 4 multiplication check that the year 4 children will be doing later this year. Children have 25 multiplication questions up to 12X12 which they have 6 seconds to answer each questions.
EdShed
Edshed is where children can practice their spellings and maths/ The class all have a list of words that is updated weekly for them to practice on spelling shed. There is also the 'LKS2 full list' of words for them to practice which are the statutory words that all children should know by the end of lower key stage 2.
 
 
Times tables
To help supplement learning times tables, here are a range of multiplication and division activities that can be completed on top of TTRockstars
 
If you are unsure on what times table to be focusing on, the 'garage' section on TTRockstars will show which level children are on and what times table to be doing. 
Maths revision
 
Here are some maths activities that can be used to help children revise the maths work that has been done in school.
Year 3
Year 4
English revision
 
Here are some English activities that can be used to help children revise the work that we have done in school. It includes some spelling work that uses the list of words that children in lower key stage 2 are meant to know to spell by the end of year 4.