Home Learning – Tuesday 14th July

Hey Sparrowhawks!

Two more days to go!

I hope you enjoyed the Blue Planet lesson yesterday, today’s is a music lesson, which looks fantastic. We have our final writing padlet on Wednesday so it would be great if you could have a look at the picture and questions below to prepare.

I hope you have a great day, keep smiling.

Mr M

Ten Pieces Party Lesson – Click on the link below.

This Ten Pieces Party Live Lesson features the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Clark Rundell and globally acclaimed pianist and composer Julian Joseph.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/ten-pieces-party-live-lesson/znn82sg – You may want to download the worksheets (below the video on the right) beforehand.

Writing Padlet – We will be live on Wednesday at 9:15am

Read the opening of the story below before thinking about the questions ahead of our writing padlet on Wednesday.

He held them with his mind. He controlled them. The chairs swirled around him, dancing as if held by invisible strings. He practised on chairs, however his powers allowed him to manipulate things far more complex than that…

You will be writing the opening to story inspired by the one above.

  •  If you or character you create could have a magical power what would it be?
  •  How did they discover their power?
  •  How would they practice their power?
  •  Would they use it for good or evil?
  •  Think about how you can describe the power like in the story starter above.

How to draw – A folded scary cute monster

Home Learning – Monday 13th July

Good morning Sparrowhawks,

And so it is here, the final week of the most bizarre academic year I have ever known.

A huge well done for all of your efforts this year and particularly those throughout this very tricky period of home learning. This week I will set one of recorded BBC live lessons each day as well a selection of other activities, if you would like to add to this with extra English and Maths from BBC bitesize then of course you can. Wednesday will be our last day of home learning and myself, Mrs Smith & Mrs Furley will all leave you a video message on here so do take time to watch that. 

Enjoy these last three days and if possible send me an email at some point to let me know how you are getting on.

Mr M

Blue Planet Lesson – Click on the link to take you to the lesson – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/blue-planet-live-lesson/zn7tkmn

You may want to print out the worksheets (below the video on the right hand side) before you start watching the lesson.

Maths Puzzles

Draw with Rob

KAHOOT – Film quiz

https://kahoot.it/challenge/03492299?challenge-id=7f966b22-3615-440c-b5ac-260c50468324_1594538751049

Home Learning – Friday 10th July

Happy Friday Sparrowhawks, 

Well done for all your hard work this week.  I know as the end of term approaches many of you are running out of steam and finding it hard to stay motivated so I think it is important to remind you just how proud I am of all of your efforts and hard throughout lockdown. Next week I will be setting home learning tasks on Monday, Tuesday and your last day on Wednesday and these tasks will be approrpriate for the last week of the academic year.

For now Sparrowhawks (and parents), keep going, keeping smiling, we are nearly there.

Mr M

 

Weekly Riddle Who will respond first this week?

This week’s riddle is… What is always in front of you but can never be seen?

Remember to send your answers to jmuskett@gastrells.gloucs.sch.uk

Mini World Awareness – This week’s continent is…Oceania

What countries comprise Oceania? Is Oceania a continent?

As a starting point each week I suggest you find out the following information about the country you choose

  • Where is the country on a map of the world?
  • What is the countries population?
  • What language(s) do they speak?
  • What famous landmarks can be found in the country?
  • What is the countries capital city?

Below are some ideas of other things that you might want to learn about (perhaps just pick several to focus on).

  •  Create a piece of artwork inspired by your country.
  •  Listen to the national anthem.
  •  How is the countries weather different to the UK?
  •  Cook a popular meal from the country.
  •  Play a game/sport traditionally played in that country.

Kahoot – Famous landmarks of the world quiz – https://kahoot.it/challenge/0855114?challenge-id=7f966b22-3615-440c-b5ac-260c50468324_1594283811718

 

Home Learning – Thursday 9th July

Good morning Sparrowhawks,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for writing padlet and sports awards yesterday, well done to all the nominees and to the winners, the results which include our class are below.

Poppy – Y4 Sporting Achievement Award

Keira – Most Improved

Corey – Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award

Louis & Corey – Both members of our winning Team of the year (Sportshall Athletics)

 

Today we have our final top 5 of the year (it’s a good one!) and some brilliant science experiments to finish off the term. Our quote today speaks for itself and will hopefully stay with you throughout the summer.

Have a great day and keep smiling!

Mr M

let your SMILE change the world, but don't let the world change your SMILE  :) | Meaningful quotes, Life quotes, Cool words  Our Final Top 5 Thursday – Top 5 favourite cakes or desserts

Made with Padlet

Science – Here is our last selection of science experiments

Maths – Classifying triangles – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcktjsg

Reading Café – IT’S BACK FOR THE LAST TIME THIS YEAR!

Find a good book and somewhere quiet and spend some time reading, don’t forget the drinks and biscuits.

Home Learning – Wednesday 8th July

Good morning Sparrowhawks,

I hope that lots of you can join us for our writing padlet at 9:15am and then our Virtual Sports Awards in the afternoon at 2:00pm (your parents should have been sent a link).

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their projects, I will share a selection of them on Friday. Today we have our second last P.E challenge of the year and it would be great to have as many of you as possible taking part.

I hope you all have a great day.

Mr M 

Writing Padlet – We will be live at 9:15am, make sure you have looked at the picture and thought about the questions beforehand.

Made with Padlet

Maths – Comparing and ordering angles – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg4xdp3

P.E

The noughts and crosses relay challenge – watch the video below to see how to play and send me your videos of you joining in at home.

 

Home Learning – Tuesday 7th July

Hey Sparrowhawks,

I hope you all had a good start to the week yesterday. We haven’t got long until the summer holidays begin but please do keep up all of your fantastic work!

A slight change to the plan this week, means that we have our P.E challenge tomorrow and our final ‘try something new’ challenge today instead.

I hope you have a great day!

Mr M

P.S If you haven’t already sent in your project from last week then please email me once you have finished 🙂 

Writing Padlet – We will be live on Wednesday at 9:15am.

This week we are going to try something different and have a go at writing a series of 6 diary entries as if we were stranded on the island in the picture below.

Like you have done in previous weeks can you have a think about the questions below, which will help you with your writing.

How did you become stranded?

Who are you with?

What are the good and bad things about being stranded?

What has the weather been like?

How does your mood change over the 6 days?

SPaG – Revising Conjunctions – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrn796f

Maths – Identifying angles – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy3jcmn

Try something new – Pick 1 (or more if you’d like) of the things on list below to try new for the first time.

  •  Sleep somewhere in your house you haven’t slept before
  •  Learn to draw something new
  •  Practice and perform a new card trick
  •  Cook a meal for your family
  •  Go for a bike ride somewhere new
  •  Speak to someone you haven’t spoken to for a long time

Home Learning – Monday 6th July

Good morning Sparrowhawks,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to our second last week of home learning! This week we have our writing padlet on Wednesday, a brilliant P.E challenge tomorrow and a great selection of art activities today. If you haven’t already please do send in the pictures for our Sports Awards assembly on Wednesday, this can be how you have kept active throughout lockdown or any sport you took part in at any point since September.

I hope you all have a great day – keep smiling.

Mr M

Maths 

Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb6xdp3

Hidato – Create a number line of where each consecutive numbers touch on one of their edges from 1 – 36

Magic square – Write the numbers 1 to 25 in each of the squares below, so that each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.

Extra Kakuro challenge – Each block contains the digits 1 through 9. The same digit will never repeat within a row or column. If you add the digits in a word, the sum will be the number shown in the clue.  Clues are shown on the left and right sides of “across” words, and on the top and bottom sides of “down” words. 

English – Agents of the wild comprehension – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z68tjsg

Art – This week our theme is… animals of Africa

Draw with Rob Giraffe

Create your own milk carton elephant

Make an origami lion

 

 

Home Learning – Friday 3rd July

Good morning Sparrowhawks, 

Well done for another excellent week of home learning! Below I have shared a selection of the excellent photography from Sparrowhawks and Goshawks from this week.

Today we have our 3rd Mini World Awareness, I hope you have another great day and enjoy the weekend.

Mr M

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Weekly Riddle – Who will be first to respond this week?

This week’s riddle is… What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

Remember to send your answers to jmuskett@gastrells.gloucs.sch.uk

Mini World Awareness This week’s continent is…Asia

Asia Map - Full size | Gifex

As a starting point each week I suggest you find out the following information about the country you choose

  • Where is the country on a map of the world?
  • What is the countries population?
  • What language(s) do they speak?
  • What famous landmarks can be found in the country?
  • What is the countries capital city?

Below are some ideas of other things that you might want to learn about (perhaps just pick several to focus on).

  • Cook a popular meal from the country.
  • Listen to the a famous singer/band from the country.
  • Research a famous historical figure from the country.
  • Play a game/sport traditionally played in that country.

 

Home Learning – Thursday 2nd July

Hey Sparrowhawks!

It was great to have lots of you joining in on the writing padlet yesterday, well done to all involved. Today we have some more science experiments, another Top 5 Thursday and I have given you some time to continue on with your projects that you chose yesterday.

Today’s quote is inspired by a character who my daughter is very fond of indeed, Winnie The Pooh.

I hope you all have a great day!

Mr M

Top Five Thursday – Top Five Books

Made with Padlet

Pick a Project – Please spend time continuing on with your projects that you chose yesterday.

Maths – Line Graphs – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9prsk7

Science – Please pick one of the science projects below to have a go at.

Extra Science – Rocks, Soils & Fossils – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6r6wnb