Normanton Common Primary Academy

Working Together to Inspire and Achieve

headteacher@normantoncommon.org.uk

01924 890 576

Castleford Road, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 1QU

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Stuck at home?

Tired of playing on your Xbox?

Missing your daily dose of Maths, Spelling, Grammar and Reading?

Click on the links below and you'll find some learning ideas as well as some handy revision guides, fun activities and exciting games.

As you all know, we love a challenge in Lower Key Stage 2. Below is a checklist that we want you to try and complete every day.

  • 9:00am PE session with Joe Wicks, Change for Life or another PE Activity (link found below)
  • Attempt your Mathletics Challenges - You can also check out the daily White Rose Maths Challenges (look out for the new puzzles also)
  • Break time (don’t forget your healthy snack)
  • Attempt your Education City Challenges 
  • Brush up on your English skills with some of the challenges below - Don't forget about your weekly spellings.
  • Help your parents or carers with one job (e.g. washing up, tidying your room)
  • Lunch time (remember – we clear our own things away)
  • Complete tasks from one of the Topic Grids, BBC Bitesize, Charanga Music or Transum Logo
  • Sing your hearts out 'The Power in Me'
  • Enjoy some active time in your Garden

Also remember your health and hygiene - wash your hands (before food, after you have been playing out and after going to the toilet)

 

DO NOT MISS OUT

YOUNG VOICES

On 2nd June 2020 - you are invited along with families and children from across the world by joining together to sing “The Power in Me” from the safety of your own homes.

You can register your involvement at youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme to access learning resources for the song. 

In the weeks leading up to the main event on 2nd June, you are encouraged to take part in the #PowerInMe singing challenge and to film yourselves singing the song’s lyrics “I've got the Power In Me" and post it online with the hashtag to see who responds completing the song’s chorus "You’ve got the Power in You!".

It is all explained https://vimeo.com/414954445 

Check out https://goto.musicroom.com/youngvoices to find the Dance and Lyrics Video.

Click here to find the lyrics we use in school - Lyrics

Have you got the power?

 

Kindness

This week is the Mental Health Awareness week and their theme is: kindness. The charity, place2be, have decided to take part and have developed some great resources. 

'Throw kindness around like confetti'.

  1. Visit Miss Steer's YouTube channel and enjoy some of her BEAST mode mindfulness videos. 
  2. Write a special thank you note to someone who has done something nice for you. 
  3. Create a hand print kindness heart with your family.
  4. Make a list of things that you could do to be kind. 
  5. Draw a picture of yourself - write a description all about you and your good qualities. 
  6. Make a kindness chain - write each act of kindness you do on a strip of paper and make the longest paper chain you can. 
  7. Write a postcard to a friend, neighbour or someone at your local care home to brighten their day. You could add a picture of something that could make them smile. 
  8. Create your own recipe about a 'good friend'  

 

Online Safety

 As lots of children are working on the computer, keeping them safe is really important. Please use the information and resources below to promote safety to your child. 

ThinkUKnow

ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities support children's understanding of online safety at a time.

Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow) - Link

Be SMART - Childnet

Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.

Online Safety Video Lessons - Link

 

Healthy Humans

Our new topic is 'Healthy Humans'. We have devised a new grid jam-packed with activities for you to attempt. We hope you enjoy them. 

Healthy Humans Grid

 

BBC Bitesize

 Check out the BBC Bitesize website everyday from Monday 20th April to find some exciting lessons and activities you can take part in.

BBC Bitesize Lessons

 

Computing

We have practised lots of programming and debugging in our computing lessons at school. Can you complete the challenges on Transum Logo using the skills that you know. You can try different challenges and levels when you feel confident.

Transum Logo

 

PE

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen.

These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Change4Life Activities

Joe Wicks

The teachers in lower key stage 2  love PE just as much as you do. Join us at 9.00am every morning to participate in a virtual PE lesson. Don't forget your kit (and take your earrings out!)

For a daily Body Coach PE Lesson - Click here

West Yorkshire Sport

Click on the link below to some more PE challenges for you to take part it. No equipment? Don't worry. These sessions you won't need anything you can't find at home.

The videos are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm. Just click on the link to their Youtube page on their website to find all the challenges in one place. 

This is PE

Click on the link to find more PE activities and resources https://www.peplanning.org.uk/peathome.html

 

English

In Year 3 and 4, we know how good your writing skills are and how much you love improving sentences. Have a go at some of the activities below and see how fantastic you can make the sentences.

Making sentences better

 

Arithmetic

Have a go at some of the mini arithmetic  questions. Think about all the skills you have learnt in Maths this year. Remember we know how brilliant mathematicians you all are. 

Year 3 - 1A

Year 3 - 1B

Year 3 - 2A

Year 3 - 2B

Year 4 - 1A

Year 4 - 1B

Year 4 - 2A

Year 4 - 2B

 

Education City

Not only do we love Maths in Year 3 and 4, we also love English and Science. Here is the place where you will be able to practise the skills we have taught in class. We will be uploading daily challenges for you - so keep checking in. Education city  

 

Music - Charanga Yumu

Click on the link below to explore the world of music. Have a go at one of the activities that have been set for you in Yumu Charanga. 

Charanga Yumu - Link 

The children will need to login through the 'student login' section using their Mathletics username and password.

 

Mathletics

Mr Oldroyd, Mrs Twigg and Miss Rawes know how much you all love maths. We will be uploading daily activities to ‘Mathletics’ for you puzzle over and enjoy. Try your best as we will be checking on your progress. 

All children have their own ‘Mathletics’ log on - click here to go to the site .

If you have any questions of difficulties logging on please email admin@normantoncommon.org.uk.

 

Maths Puzzles

Why not have a go at one of these brain teasing maths puzzles. 

Puzzles

 

Times Tables

Keep drilling these while you are away. 

The expectations are that all children will know by heart and be able to recall rapidly:

  • KS1 – 2, 5, 10 x tables
  • Year 3 – 3, 4, 8 x tables
  • Year 4 – All up to 12 x 12

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

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

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

 

White Rose Maths

Most of our Maths teaching is based around the ‘White Rose’ maths scheme of work. Below is a link that will provide the children with short videos on maths topics and a small worksheet that they can attempt (don’t worry, the answers are also there).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Spelling

All of our children in Year 3 and 4 try so hard in their weekly spellings and we'd like to continue this. Every Monday new weekly spellings will be uploaded to keep this learning going. Click below for this week's words

Mrs Blakeway’s Group and Adams Class Spellings WB 18.5.20

Mr Oldroyd’s Group and Tomlinson Class Spellings WB 18.5.20

Mrs Richardson’s Group Spellings WB 18.5.20

Click on the links  below for some exciting ways to practise your spellings.

SPUDDY Games

SPUDDY Activities

We have also attached the Year 3 and 4 common exception words and highest frequency words to learn by heart. 

High Frequency Words 

Common Exception Words 

Why not try and write some of your spelling words in a sentence?

 

Easter Activities

How many of the Easter activities will you attempt? Choose your favourite activity to do and complete some over the next couple of weeks. 

Easter Activities

 

Brilliant Britain

We know that you have all enjoyed creating some wonderful pieces of work with your families from our homework grid, so we have devised a new and improved grid with even more activities for you to do.

Click on the link below to see what's in store.

Grid One

Grid Two

Go to BBC Bitesize and DKfindout to help with your research. 

 

Florence Nightingale

Tuesday 12th May 2020, marks her 200th birthday, and we would love the children to celebrate that.

  1. Design/make a cake to celebrate Florence's birthday - recipe here
  2. Design/make a cupcake to celebrate Florence's birthday - recipe here.
  3. Make a birthday day for Florence - template here.
  4. Research and then create a fact file about Florence Nightingale. 
  5. Complete the Florence Nightingale wordsearch. 
  6. Read 'The Lady with the Lamp' poem - now, try to write your own!
  7. Learn about Florence Nightingale through this informative video.
  8. Think about the newly opened 'Nightingale' hospitals - write about why they were named that, their importance, etc. 
  9. Read and act out this play script (get your family involved!)
  10. Hospital improvements. 
  11. Compare modern day and Victorian hospitals. 

 

VE DAY

Task 1 - PLAN and HOST a 'street' party!

VE day resources here - Blank bunting

Task 2 - Watch Winston Churchill’s victory speech – now try reading and acting the speech as if you were Churchill. Read the speech here.

Task 3 - Design a victory medal.

Task 4  - Crack the Morse code challenge.

Task 5 - Street Party Shopping challenge.

Task 6Watch these special news reports to find out about VE day. BBC Newsround - 1945 News 1 - 1945 News 2

Task 7 Research, listen to or learn some wartime/1940s music. D-Day Darlings 1 - D-Day Darlings 2 - Colin Thackery - BGT

Task 8 Dress up as someone from the 1940s – armed forces, land girl, famous figure and/or design a new uniform for one of the armed forces to wear.

Task 9 Work with an adult or older sibling to style your/their hair like someone would in the 1940s – pin curls, victory rolls, head scarfs.

Task 10 Learn, practice and perform some 1940s dances. Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4 Video 5  Video 6

Task 11 Design a VE day commemorative teacup.