End of remote learning 2.0

Well done all of you for your amazing work during remote learning!

Some quick reminders about Monday:

  • You can check the timetable for specialists here: Term 4 Timetable (at school)
  • SunSmart time has started, so make sure you have a SunSmart hat (caps don’t count).
  • If you are returning books to school, make sure they have been wiped down with proper antibacterial first. You are not allowed to bring toys or sports equipment to school.
  • Bring back your remote learning workbooks (they don’t all have to come back the first day if your bag is a bit heavy).
  • When you arrive in the mornings between 8:45 and 9:00 come straight to our corridor and wash your hands in the MPR kitchen, then come straight into the classroom.
  • Bring your water bottle – no using the drinking taps.
  • However you are feeling about returning to school is absolutely fine! It is normal to be a bit excited but also to feel a little nervous or wobbly about the change after so long at home. I expect I will be in the yellow zone quite a bit! We will look after each other

W1: Reading Friday

LG: I can make connections to stories that I read.

We know that making a connection to book will help us to feel more engaged with the story, but do you know which types of connections you are better at making?

Well today you are going to find out. We are going to be making connection chains! All you need for this activity is some paper, some coloured pencils, a ruler, a grey lead pencil, some scissors and a glue stick.

First… using your ruler, rule lines running across ways on your page- like this

Next… Cut along each line so that you have strips of paper. Each strip should be wide enough for you to write on.

Then… Read along with ‘All the Places to Love’ and whenever you make a connection, pause the video and write it on a strip of paper.

Finally… colour all of your connections using the labelling system below and then glue them together so they connect and make a connection chain.

Text-t0-text – Red

Text-to-self – Blue

Text-to-world – Green

What type of connections did you make the most?

What connections did you make the least?

Share your results on the class blog!

W1: Writing Friday

LG: I can write an interesting ending to a narrative.

A great story can follow a structure. The story mountain is easy to remember as it shows each part of the story and where it belongs. Although some stories have more than one problem, they can still follow a similar structure.

For today’s lesson, you are going to be listening to a story, however the story finishes before the end! You are going to think about the first parts of the story, then finish writing the story, thinking about the resolution and the ending.

First… Choose one of the stories below to watch the video and think about what has happened in the story.

Bad Apple:


Next… Write a short summary of what happened so far (you might want to think about the parts of a story mountain to help you)

Then… Complete the story by adding your own creative ending to Zathura or Bad Apple!

W1: Maths Friday

LG: I can use my knowledge of the four operations to make connections between numbers.

Recently we have been learning about addition, subtraction and multiplication and we are about to start on our division unit. Together these are called the FOUR OPERATIONS!

With your new knowledge of the operations let’s play a game…

There are 3 challenge levels – choose the one that you think is the right challenge level for you. In the connect the numbers game, you need to use the numbers in the box to create number sentences using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division – the answer must also be one of the numbers in the box.

W1: Reading Thursday

LG: I can read information and record ideas about the topic

First… read the text about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

You can open the text to read here:

apollo 11 moon landing

Or watch the video to hear the text here:

Next… After reading, complete the 3, 2, 1 activity:

Then… complete 20 minutes of independent reading. If you would like to read more about the first moon landing, you can use this link: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/moon-landing/

W1: Writing Thursday

LG: I can create an information report

First… choose one of the fact sheets below and read through the dot points of researched information

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Listen to the Mars text here:

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Listen to the Jupiter text here:

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Next… organise the information into subheadings and write the information as paragraphs.

Here is an example we looked at last term:

For these planet topics, you can come up with any sub-headings that you think are important. These could include things like:

  • Size
  • Location
  • Appearance
  • Climate
  • Features

Then… put your information report together, adding features such as:

  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Labelled diagrams
  • Maps
  • Bolded topic words

If you would like to, you might want to do a little extra research to add some more information to the dot points you have been given.

Finally… you might like to audio record your presentation. Share your work on OneNote

W1: Maths Thursday

Today you will do a maths lesson with your teacher in your small group.

Come prepared with your maths book and pencil!

While you are waiting, or after your group, if you have some time, why not play another game of capture the array? The video and information about how to play CAPTURE THE ARRAY are below if you have forgotten. This is an optional activity

Today you are going to be playing a game. Make sure you have all the materials below :


Watch the video to see the game in action

Microsoft Stream


Start playing the game in your maths grid book.

Remember the aim of the game is to cover your whole page in arrays, and you only have 10 turns to try to do this. Your first roll tells you how many rows you have, the second roll tells you how many are in each row. Then record your array in your book just like in the video.

Once you have completed your 10 turns, see how much of your page you have filled with arrays.

Then, if you’re up for it, you might like to see how many turns it takes for you to fill your whole page!

W1: Reading Wednesday

Today you will working in your small group with me.

Please make sure you have come to the small group session with your reading book and a pencil!

Remember to check the timetable for your Wednesday reading group times, as they may be different to other days.

You can see the timetable here:

Before or after you group meeting today, you can also complete this short reading activity:

 First read the poem below:

Next, answer these question

  1. Who was this poem written for?
  2. Why was it written? What was the author trying to tell us?