Wk 6 Home Learning - Week Beg 27.4.20

Hello Beech Class
Hope you are all keeping well.  Can you say thank you to your Mums and Dads for sending me lovely photos of your work during this week. I'm very impressed by the recipes too, I can't wait to try them!
Please ask Mums and Dads to photograph a couple of your jobs this week and send them to me.
  • This week we are going to focus on questions.  Remember a question is a sentence that needs an answer and usually starts with a question word like what, who, where.  Can you think of any others?  Watch the video on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zcm3qhv  and do the activity.
  • Complete the "Questions" worksheet in your pack.
  • Watch my video below explaining about our class quiz.  Now write 5 questions to ask in a quiz.  Email them to me and YOUR quiz might be chosen for next week's "Quiz of the Week".
  • Spellings: these spellings have an /o/ sound but are spelt with 'a' after w or qu:  
           want, wash, what, watch, wander, swallow, quad, squad, squash, quality.
  • Play SpellBlast on School 360.  Remember to click on: J2Blast, then Spell Blast, then "Have a Practice", then "shared" and look for the list 27.4.20.
  • Read some poems (look in a book or search on the internet).  Find a poem you like.  Practise reading it, if you can learn it off by heart, then copy it out and decorate it.  Take care with this so it very neat and carefully presented.  Be fussy Mums and Dads! Explain to someone in your house what the poem is about and why you like it.  

For the next few weeks we are going to learn about 2-D and 3-D shapes.  This week I'd like you to be able to recognise and learn the names of 2-D shapes (they are flat shapes) and 3-D shapes (solid shapes).
  • Watch the video on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/ztpwdmn  .  There are 3 games below the video to play also.
  • Complete the first worksheet in your Shape Booklet in the Home Learning Pack called "Recognise 2-D and 3-D Shapes".
  • Make these 2-D shapes then label them with the correct name: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon.  You can draw them on paper or make them with cut up straws, bits of spaghetti, matches or anything else.  Ask Mum or Dad if they can photograph this and send it to me.
  • Look for these 3-D shapes around your house, garden or on your daily walk: cube, cuboid, prism, pyramid, sphere, cylinder.  Make a list of what you see.
  • Continue with Rockstars and Numbots.  Don't forget "Hit the Button" is fun to play for practising times tables too: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  .

  • Alnwick is in the county Northumberland.  Northumberland is in the country England.  There are 3 other countries that make up the United Kingdom.  I'd like you to learn the names of the 4 countries and over the next few weeks we'll find out a bit about them.  Watch the video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42pnrd .  There are some activities to do as well.  Now use an atlas or map on the internet to find Alnwick.  Then find the four countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  What are their capital cities?
  • In Alnwick there are lots of living things.  How can we tell if things are alive or not?  Watch this video:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zs73r82  .  If something is alive it will breathe, eat, drink and have babies (whether it is a plant or an animal).  Some things used to be alive and some things have never been alive.  Draw a chart like this one:


Used to be alive

Has never been alive  

A rabbit

An apple in my fridge.

A stone


 I've started you off, now look around your house and garden as well as outside when you go on your walks and add as many other things to each part of the chart.
  • The Tenantry Column is very famous in Alnwick.  See if you can make a model of it or paint/draw a picture of it.  The picture below will help:
The 25m Greek Doric column is guarded by four couchant lions and topped by a Percy lion passant, with characteristic straight tail.
Have a good week Beech Class.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing your lovely work again.  Remember to ask Mums and Dads to keep me posted as to how you are getting on.
Love from
Mrs Young
Quiz of the Week
See if you can find out the answers to this quiz:
  1. What is the capital city of Wales?
  2. What are the names of Harry Potter's parents?
  3. How many strings does a violin have?
  4. What do you call a shape with 5 sides?
  5. What kind of animal is a dingo?
I'll tell you the answers next week.
During this week, make up your own quiz and email it to me and it may become "Quiz of the Week" next week!