St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

Shine, Celebrate and Grow!

Robins

Class teachers: Mrs C Young and Mrs C Cooper

Home Learning

We understand that this is an unsettling time and we hope having access to these ideas may help you create a sense of routine and support your child’s learning. Equally we are aware that people have caring commitments and that every family will be doing their best day by day and as such, not every activity may be completed. If you would like to use them at home, some daily prayers can be found here: Morning Prayer Lunchtime Prayer End of the Day Prayer

Thank you so much for supporting the children with their online learning. The tasks being set will now stop for the two week ‘Easter Holiday’.  However, all the learning that has been set so far will remain on the class pages so that if there is any learning that you wish to continue over Easter then you can.

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Friday 3rd April 2020

Reading:

Read for 15 minutes then draw a scene from the book you are reading.

Writing:

Spelling, grammar and punctuation exercise.

Maths:

Year 5: Choose a game from Abacus to play.

Year 6: Choose some games from Abacus to play

RE/Science/Project

Choose an activity from the homework menu and complete it. Remember to add it to your Seesaw journal.

Resources to help:

Maths rapid recall: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

                                 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Read Theory:          https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Spanish

Well done to those who have joined us on Duolingo this week. For details, and an Easter in Spain quiz (optional) see the Spanish page.

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Thursday 2nd April 2020

Reading:

A choice of:

   Read theory (pupils have their logins already)

   Y6 revision reading book

   Read an age appropriate book to your parent for 15 mins

Writing:

Today we are going to think about other people and how they may be feeling isolated. We would like you to produce a postcard, it can be any size you like. Design the picture on the front or stick on a photograph or picture from a magazine. You could even make a collage using different materials.

Then you will need to write to someone you would like to cheer up. Think about the things they would like to know about, e.g. What your hobbies are, what programmes you like watching. Think about the questions you could ask.

Maths:

Year 5: Star Challenge Investigation.

Year 6:  Arithmetic Test 10 -  Choose from: Thurs Y6_Core_Arithmetic_Test_10 OR Thurs Y6_Extension_Arithmetic_Test_10  (no need to print – you can do this on scrap paper: then get an adult to mark it for you!)

RE/Science/Project

Choose a Beatitude and design a poster to represent it.

 

Resources to help:

Maths rapid recall: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

                                 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Read Theory:          https://readtheory.org/auth/login

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Wednesday 1st February 2020

Reading:

Read your book for 15 minutes and then write 5 questions based on this for another reader to answer.

Writing:

Evaluate your game. What worked well? What feedback were you given from others? What would you change if you did it again?

Maths:

Year 5: Track down a number: multiplying

Year 6: Complete: The Maths Code Cracker.

             Optional challenge: Reasoning question.

RE/Science/Project

Play your game with your family.

Then use any spare time you have to tidy your bedroom and find out if there are any jobs you could help with around the house.

Spanish: Duolingo

Resources to help:

Maths rapid recall: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

                                 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Read Theory:          https://readtheory.org/auth/login

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.Tuesday 31stMarch 2020

Reading:

A choice of:

Read theory (pupils have their logins already).

Y6 revision reading book.

Read your book to your parent for 15 mins.   

Writing:

Write the rules for the board game that you designed yesterday.  Remember to use a Heading and subheadings to help.

Maths:

Year 5: Subtracting with zeros

Year 6:  Arithmetic Test 9 -  Choose from: Tues Y6_Core_Arithmetic_Test_9 OR Tues Y6_Extension_Arithmetic_Test_9  (no need to print – you can do on scrap paper: then get an adult to mark it for you!)

RE/Science/Project

Make a board game that is based on travelling around the 7 Wonders of the World – use your plan from yesterday.

Resources to help:

     Maths rapid recall: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

     https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

     Read Theory:              https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Music: Optional

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/primary-resources-ks2--2nd-level/z6xjrj6

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Monday 30th March 2020

We hope that you enjoyed your weekend. We look forward to seeing what you will upload on Seesaw this week.

Reading:

Write a blurb for a book that you have read: save it to Seesaw so your teacher can see it.

Writing:

Write a story about a trip on one of the 7 Wonders of the World. It could be an adventure story or even a set of diary entries.

Maths:

Year 5: Problem solving sheet

Year 6: Revision book: choose a page where you think you need some extra practice, complete it and mark it. 

OR choose some questions to work through from ‘Express Missing number problems’.

RE/Science/Project

Plan and design a board game about visiting the Seven Wonders of the World. (The plan is to make it tomorrow.)

Resources to help:

Maths rapid recall:     https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

                                    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Read Theory:              https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Spanish

Well done to those who have been accessing Duolingo for Schools - Cara K is looking comfortable at the top of the leaderboard so far... !

2 assignments are ready for you this week, and more information is available on the 'Spanish' Curriculum page.

If you need login details, please email bdean@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

Friday 27th March

Well done for all your great work this week, we have loved looking at the amazing learning going on a home and uploaded for us to see via the Seesaw app. Have a relaxing weekend, new tasks will be added on Monday 30th March.

Reading 

A choice of:

Read theory (pupils have their logins already)

Y6 revision reading  book

Read an age appropriate book to your parent for 15 mins.

Writing

Write a letter to someone in your family telling them what you have been doing this week - upload to Seesaw so we can take a look!

Maths

Y5:  Have a go at these addition and subtraction questions. Then write some of your own problems and answer them. 

Y6: Problem solving activity - mean data. Upload a picture or a video of your dice to Seesaw for us to see your creations!

RE/Science/Project 

Pick an activity from your Homework Menu that you haven't yet completed. Once finished, add it to your Seesaw journal.

Spanish

 Well done to those who have been accessing Duolingo this week - this week's assignment challenge is 'Family'. 

Still working to make leaderboard visible to you all... meanwhile have a try and start building up your XP.

Information on Duolingo available on the 'Spanish' page. If you need login details, please email bdean@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

Thursday 26th March

Reading 

A choice of:

Read theory (pupils have their logins already)

Y6 revision reading  book

Read an age appropriate book to your parent for 15 mins.

Writing

Have a look at the Parenthesis PowerPoint to remind yourselves then create five sentences of your own including some parenthesis in each. 

Challenge: Can you write a sentence that includes all three types of parenthesis but still makes sense? 

Maths

Y5:  Adding several numbers using written column addition. Create at least 15 of your own addition questions – adding at least 3, 3- or 4-digit numbers. E.g. 585+2944+495=

Y6: Arithmetic Paper Test 8 - Extend No need to print, just write your answers on paper and get a family member to mark it for you. Try and complete as many of the questions as you can! 

RE/Science/Project 

Pick one of the parts of the 'Stations of the Cross'. Write an explanation of what it might mean to modern Christians and add it to your Seesaw journal.

Spanish

 Well done to those who have been accessing Duolingo this week - this week's assignment challenge is 'Family'. 

Still working to make leaderboard visible to you all... meanwhile have a try and start building up your XP.

Information on Duolingo available on the 'Spanish' page. If you need login details, please email bdean@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

 

Wednesday 25th March

Reading 

A choice of:

Read theory (pupils have their logins already)

Y6 revision reading  book

Read an age appropriate book to your parent for 15 mins.

Writing

Write a review of something you have watched on TV/streamed this week. Post your reviews on Seesaw so your teacher can add it to their 'must watch' list! 

Maths

Y5:  Solve subtraction of 4-digit numbers using written column subtraction.

Y6: Collect your own choice of data and present it in a chart  (e.g. the number of different coloured cars that drive pat your house in an hour) - upload to Seesaw for you teacher to look at. 

RE/Science/Project 

Pick an activity from your Homework Menu that you haven't yet completed. Once finished, add it to your Seesaw journal.

Spanish

 Well done to Henry H, Verity and Cara K for completing this week's 'Family' challenge on Duolingo! Cara is currently top of the classroom leaderboard too, with 790XP, fantastic!

Still working to make leaderboard visible to you all... Meantime look out for more assignments each week. 

Information on Duolingo available on the 'Spanish' page. If you need login details, please email bdean@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

 

Tuesday 24th March

Reading 

A choice of:

Read theory (pupils have their logins already)

Y6 revision reading  book

Read an age appropriate book to your parent for 15 mins.

Writing

Look at the list of fronted adverbials on the word bank.

Write five sentences each starting with one of the five different types of fronted adverbial – share your wonderful work with your teacher on Seesaw. 

Maths

Y5:  Solve subtraction of 4-digit numbers using written column subtraction. Write 15 of your own questions and answer them.

Challenge: look up two different toys you would like from the Argos website and workout the difference in price.

Y6: Arithmetic Paper Test 7 - Extend No need to print, just write your answers on paper and get a family member to mark it for you. Try and complete as many of the questions as you can! 

RE/Science/Project 

Make a timeline describing the 'Stations of the Cross' and add it to your Seesaw journal.

 

Monday 23rd March

Reading 

A choice of:

Read theory (pupils have their logins already)

Y6 revision reading  book

Read an age appropriate book to your parent for 15 mins

Writing

Look at this picture. http://www.pobble365.com/save-our-habitat

Pick two activities to do – share your wonderful work with your teacher on Seesaw 

Maths

Y5:  Solve subtraction of 4-digit numbers using written column subtraction.

Y6: Revision books – co-ordinates, reflection and translation (Get an adult to mark it for you - answers in the back)

RE/Science/Project 

Find out the names and locations of the ancient and new wonders of the world. Present your work as a poster, ppt or a music video and add it to your Seesaw journal.

Resources to Help

RE Wednesday Word http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/childrens.htm

Read Theory  https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Maths – Rapid Recall https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Times Table Rock Stars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Abacus login https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Extra Activities 

Homework Menu - click here 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos Joe Wicks - 5 minute move and live PE lessons!

Duolingo app - Spanish 

Dear Parents/Carers,

  

Welcome to our Robins class page, where we will post key information to help you, along with news and photos of what we have been doing in school.

  

Mrs Young and Mrs Cooper

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day 

The Year 5's all turned up in costume to celebrate the books we love. Can you recognise which characters they are dressed up as?

 

The Whole school read 'The Secret of Black Rock' by Joe Todd-Stanton. We then based our day on activities related to this. The Year 5's worked in groups to write their own Sea Shanties and they each performed them. Here are some pictures of them practising theirs: 

Here is one of the songs for you to listen to:

 

 

 

TERM 4

Welcome back. Spring is on the way (hopefully)! Please see the information for this term below:

Term 4 - Termly letter to parents

Term 4 - Curriculum Overview

A Drop in the Ocean Homework Menu

 

 

If you were not able to attend the parent maths workshop this week please click here to see a copy.

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Thursday 6th February - NSPCC Number Day 

We enjoyed celebrating Number Day today. We took part in: some code breaking, a number treasure hunt around the school, an escape room (thank you Mrs Ormes), building 3D models and we even learn about Chinese numbers. Thank you for all the fantastic number costumes!

    

                         

      

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Light

This term in Science, we have been learning about how light travels (in straight lines) and the effects of reflection and refraction.

        

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Monday 13th January 

Today we all walked into Bath to take part in the Bath Plastics Summit. One pupil from our class gave a talk on how his family has been reducing their plastic usage and gave pointers on the changes that we can all make. 

                   

 

TERM 3

Term 3 Letter to Parents and Carers

Term 3 Curriculum Overview

Crack the Code Homework Menu

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Please also see the new expectations for spellings homework and a jargon buster to help you if you need it. 

 

 

Thursday 19th December

Wow! We had a fantastic Christmas Talent Show today - such a variety of talents. Well done to the winning Ukulele team.

                    

                    

      

 

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Thursday 21st November

The Explorer Dome arrived today! It was amazing looking at different parts of our solar system and even further. We learnt a lot about planets and the constellations. 

       

       

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Wednesday 6th November

This week, we came back to school in the evening because we were lucky enough to have some visitors from a local Bath-based space group who came in to school with their telescopes. We were able to create our own Galilean telescopes, draw some pictures of the moon and have a look through the amazing telescopes that they brought in. Unfortunately it was to cloudy to look at the stars so we had to look over to Lansdown instead.

                 

             

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TERM 2

Letter to Parents

Curriculum overview

Homework menu

 

HOMEWORK HELP

Some parents have asked for information about websites that can help them to support their children during homework.

The below website has maths, science and English help all split by year group and clear explanations with examples:

https://www.theschoolrun.com

 

 

Thursday 18th October

Today we invited our school community to come and visit our 'Egyptian Museum'. Our class has worked hard this term to learn about life in Ancient Egypt and we wanted to share our knowledge and creations. 

          

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Wednesday 2nd October

Today we all walked into town to take part in the Bath Literature Festival. We went to meet Caroline Lawrence, the author of 'The Time Travel Diaries' and lots of other books. She told us lots of funny things about Roman times and she also told us about her writing process - the 7 steps!

      

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Monday 20th September

Today we enjoyed a visit to Bristol Museum where we all took part in Ancient Egyptian Workshops and looked at artifacts to find out more about the ways they lived and what Ancient Egyptians believed.

        

        

TERM 1

Letter to Parents

Curriculum overview

Homework menu