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Maple Class

Welcome to Maple Class!

 

Maple Class are our Year 3 and 4 children and, as we move into Key Stage 2 we build on the skills acquired in Key Stage 1, learning to apply these across an increasingly sophisticated and varied curriculum.

Staff

 

Our teacher is Mr Helsby.

 

Some of the other adults who work in our class are

Mrs Clarke and Mrs Banks.

Remote Learning from 1.3.2021.

 

One week to go!  This weekend has felt like spring arrived and I had a BBQ in the back garden!   Beautiful.   Last week, the children in at school in Maple went outside to weed and clean up the wellbeing garden, ready for your return.    It's almost like you've been away so long and us back at school want to make things just right for you when you come back.   It's so exciting!    

The timetable above shows the times of our Zoom meetings. Note that there is a ‘check in group’ session in the afternoon.   This is so we can have a more relaxed chat about how you are, how you’re finding things and to discuss the work you have done and give any feedback.   I have split you all up into small groups so you don’t need to mute yourself all the time.   Please check your Purple Mash emails so you know which group you are in.

You will notice from the timetable that I have put some additional subjects for the afternoon.   These will not be Zoom sessions but I will post activities for you to do so keep an eye out for them. For these activities, you do not need to stick to the timetable.  Just fit them in whenever you like!   The timetable is a guide.

I will send your spelling group work in an email via Purple Mash.   Attack will also get their homework spellings too!

I will upload answers for the Maths at least every Friday so you can mark your own work but from now on I would like you to send a picture or scan of your Maths and English work via Purple Mash email on the following days:

 

For all Maths and English completed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday please email to Mr. Helsby on Wednesday.

For all Maths and English completed on Thursday please email to Mrs. Clarke on Thursday.

For all Maths and English complete on Friday please email Mr. Helsby on Friday.

 

Also keep all other work together in a folder to bring back to school after lockdown.

You can find previous week's work in the archive section below.

 

Maths and English video links for this week:

 

Friday 5.3.2021

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/508441217

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/470607065

 

English

No back up video today.

 

Thursday 4.3.2021

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/507926422

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/470606504

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-c8r34r

 

Music

'Lean on Me' Step 6

https://charanga.com/yumu/login

 

Wednesday 3.3.2021

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/507043505

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/470182402

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-free-verse-poem-cngpcd

 

Science

Plant a seed!   Find any seed you might have and plant it in a pot to see if it grows.   Watch the video below to see what it needs.   If you don't have a packet of seeds, eat a tomato and plants some of the seeds.   You could try any fruit seed.   I saved some pumpkin seeds from Halloween I'm going to plant.   When it germinates, bring it in so we can plant it around the school!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9f87hv

Tuesday 2.3.2021

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/507042543

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/470181789

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-and-develop-vocabulary-part-1-65hp8r?activity=video&step=1

 

Monday 1.3.2021

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-perform-a-poem-70tp4t

Tell Me Mama

https://clpe.org.uk/poetryline/poems/tell-me-mama

Granny's Sugarcake

https://clpe.org.uk/poetryline/poems/grannys-sugarcake

Tadpole Comets

https://clpe.org.uk/poetryline/poems/tadpole-comets

 

 

 

Archive

You may need to copy and paste the links into your browser.

 

Friday

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/506146876

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/469688534

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-and-respond-to-john-lyons-poetry-dancing-in-the-rain-part-2-6xgkec?activity=video&step=1

 

Thursday

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/468942122

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/506146810

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-c8r34r?activity=video&step=1

 

Music

'Lean on Me' Step 5

https://charanga.com/yumu/login

Wednesday

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/506146737

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/468144086

 

Tuesday

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/505647236

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/467395290

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-and-respond-to-john-lyons-poetry-dancing-in-the-rain-c8u32c?activity=video&step=1

 

PE

https://getberkshireactive.org/ks2 -martial-arts

Please send scores to Mrs. Clarke by Friday 12th March

https://getberkshireactive.org/dtsm -bvsg-skipping-challenges

Check out the ‘Chance to Shine’ activities.

Monday

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/504918866

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/467395292

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-learn-about-john-lyons-6wv62t

 

Friday

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/501677687

https://vimeo.com/502337848

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/504289061

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-two-contrasting-settings-and-characters-6ru3er

John Lewis Advert

https://www.literacyshed.com/manonmoon.html

 

Thursday

Maths

Year 3.

No back up video today.   Zoom in with Mrs. Clarke!

 

Year 4.

https://vimeo.com/502686139

 

English.

No back up video today.

 

Wednesday.

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/500378019

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/502315833

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-initial-responses-cgvp2d

 

 

Tuesday.

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/500379996

Maths.

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/502527306

 

English.

No video today as we are writing our adverts!

 

P.E.

Carry on with 'The Winter Olympics' and email your results to Mrs. Clake by 10th February.   You can download intructions with links to YouTube videos below.

 

Monday.

Maths.

Year 3.

https://vimeo.com/500377891

 

Year 4.

https://vimeo.com/502315136

 

English.

No video but please use the Powerpoint and pdf from the downloads below.

Friday

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/498286318

Year 4

No video today. See downloads.

 

English.

No video today. See downloads.

 

Thursday

Maths 

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/497942634

 

Year 4

Maths

https://vimeo.com/501678823

 

English.

No back up video. See download 'Word Classes' below.

 

Music.

'Lean of Me' step 2.

https://charanga.com/yumu/login

 

Wednesday 

 

Maths.

Year 3 

https://vimeo.com/497345587

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/500864228

Year 4 might want to use the squared paper I have uploaded.   Don't worry if you can't print as you can make your own with a ruler and pencil.

 

English.

No back up video today.

 

Science.

See the science download below.

 

Tuesday

 

Maths.

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/497344241

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/500381471

 

English.

No back up video today but please see the downloads section.

 

P.E. 

 

KS2 Winter Olympics − Get Berkshire Active Please send scores to Mrs. Clarke by Wednesday 10th February

Click to download the instructions - well done to those who entered their scores last week.   Great!

https://getberkshireactive.org/uploads/winter-olympics-the-challenges.pdf

 

Monday.

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/497343674

 

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/499229510

 

English.

No back up video. See downloads below.

 

Friday 22.1.2021.

 

Maths.

No link today.

 

English.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-learn-about-the-angler-fishs-habitat-60u3ec?activity=video&step=1

 

Thursday

 

Maths.

No back up video today. See downloads below.

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-our-understanding-of-simple-and-compound-sentences-65gkje

 

Music.

'Lean of Me' step 1.

https://charanga.com/yumu/login

 

Wednesday

 

Maths.

 

No back up videos today as I have made my own worksheets for today so see the downloads below.

 

English.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-closing-paragraph-of-a-non-chronological-report-71gkcd?activity=video&step=1

 

Tuesday

 

Maths.

 

No back up videos today but as an extra you could try the task I have added to ActiveLearn but this is for year 4 only.

 

English.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-habitat-paragraph-of-a-non-chronological-report-6wt3ar

 

P.E.

See if you can have a go at one of the Fitness Frenzy challenges.   Start with Mountain Climbers and email your score to Mrs. Clarke via Purple Mash.   The children at school will be doing this today and I might even try myself! I have reposted the challenges in the downloads section below.

 

Monday

 

Maths.

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/489844871

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/492601303

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-diet-paragraph-of-a-non-chronological-report-69h64e

 

 

Friday

 

Maths

Year 3.

No video today.

 

Year 4.

https://vimeo.com/492456871

 

English.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-learn-about-the-angler-fishs-diet-6mr32c?activity=video&step=1

 

Thursday

 

Maths

Year 3

https://vimeo.com/489850121

Year 4

No video today.

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-using-formal-conjunctions-61gk6c?activity=video&step=1

 

PSHE

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/community-care-cctp8c

 

Wednesday

Year 3 Maths

https://vimeo.com/489849543

Year 4

https://vimeo.com/492463370

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-appearance-paragraph-of-a-non-chronological-report-cmv34r

 

Tuesday

 

Year 3 Maths

https://vimeo.com/486331580

Year 4 Maths

https://vimeo.com/491687378

 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-paragraph-of-a-non-chronological-report-6hh3ce

 

Monday

Year 3 Maths

https://vimeo.com/486331580

Year 4 Maths

https://vimeo.com/492101020

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-learn-about-the-anglerfish-and-their-appearance-cthk8c

Remote learning from 6.1.2021 - 8.1.2021.

 

One more day before the weekend!   For Friday, please make sure you have paper, a pencil and a ruler if you have one. I might ask you to hold up some of your work if you are willing.  

When you use Zoom, I will probably put the mute button on so that you can't talk across each other but make sure that you can hear me!   

Please use the Zoom invite emailed to you at the following times:

 

Maths introduction for year 3  only 9.30 - 9.45 am
Maths introduction for year 4 only 9.45 - 10.00 am
English for all of Maple Class 11.30 - 11.55 am

 

8.1.2021.

Please don't start any of this work until you have seen the Zoom.

 

Maths.

Look at the downloads section below to find the worksheets. Year 3 is called 'Related Calculations' and year 4 'Factor Pairs'.   Wait for the Zoom lesson to finish before completing them.   You only need to do what you can. Remember, they get more difficult the more questions you do.

Look at the downloads

 

Year 3 Support Video.

https://vimeo.com/486330232

Year 4 Support Video.

https://vimeo.com/491282075

 

English.

We continue looking at non-chronological reports with a focus on 'subject specific vocabulary'.  

The link to the back up video is below but please wait for the Zoom lesson so you are clear of what to do.  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-and-generate-subject-specific-vocabulary-c8ukad

Also, I have posted all my lesson notes and the activity in the downloads section below.

 

7.1.2021.

Well done everybody for Zooming yesterday. You are all wonderful superstars!

Please don't start any of this work until you have seen the Zoom. Mrs. Clarke will see you today.

 

Maths.

Look at the downloads section below to find the worksheets. Year 3 is called 'Comparing Statements' and year 4 'Multiplying by 3'   Wait for the Zoom lesson to finish before completing them.   You only need to do what you can. Remember, they get more difficult the more questions you do.

 

Year 3 Support video.

Spr3.1.2 - Comparing statements on Vimeo

 

Year 4 Support video.

Spr4.1.2 - Multiply 3 numbers on Vimeo

 

English.

 

To explore simple and compound sentences (thenational.academy)

 

 

6.1.2021.

The first Zoom will be to see if we can all get online and to do a very brief introduction to the Maths work.   After this, please go and try the Maths questions set for you.

At 11.30 am all of Maple should meet via zoom for our English lesson.

 

Maths.

You will find that I have uploaded some worksheets for you to try this week.   There are separate ones for year 3 and year 4 and you DO NOT need to print them if you don't have a printer.   Just use some paper for your work and copy from the screen.   I have also uploaded the 11 and 12 x tables for the year 4 Maths work.   You can have a look at them before the lesson if you want but please don't do the work until after our Zoom.   The website links below are for help videos to back up my introduction but again, don't watch them until afterwards.

 

Year 3 Support video

Spr3.1.1 - Consolidate 2 4 and 8 times-tables on Vimeo

 

Year 4 Support video

https://vimeo.com/490692507

 

English.

We will be looking at non-fiction, non-chronological reports.   We will be following Oak Learning Resources for this. Again, a link below takes you to the material I intend to use but no need to look until after the lesson tomorrow.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-a-non-chronological-report-c4uket

 

Homework

We are trying to minimise the amount of paperwork that goes home. However, we are sending Mental Maths books home on Thursday which should be returned completed by the following Monday.  Try to complete one page per week. Feel free to help your child with any questions they find difficult but it's useful for note which ones you have helped with in the book.

There are several different spelling groups in the class and your child with either have Attack or a spelling list in a green spelling book to learn throughout the week.   Instructions are included in the green book about how to learn them and a note is sent out with Attack spellings at the beginning of the year. 

All children will have a reading book to keep at school but at the moment we're not sending these home.   However, children are able to take home library books as we have a system for quarantine.

Your child should log on to TT Rockstars at least once a week.   I have set targeted times tables in your child's profile.

 

Homework Set and completion day
Spellings Set Tuesday, return days depend on group - Attack by following session (Mondays and Thursdays, other groups return following Tuesday.
Mental Maths Set Thursday, return following Monday.
TT Rockstars At least once a week.

 

Yellow Submarine

You must listen to this. This is Maple Class singing Yellow Submarine.. The two year groups have been joined together with the power of technology. I've left in the 'studio chatter' because it's so lovely to hear. Thanks to Joey for the 'walkie talkie' chatter and Luke for his captain instructions at the end!
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