St George's Church of England Academy
Middleton St George
01325 33 22 30
Hello and a happy new year to you all.
We really hope that you had a lovely Christmas despite the current circumstances.
Following the recent update on our website and the decision to close schools nationally (except for key workers and vulnerable children) Mrs Davidson and myself wanted to send out a message to all our pupils and parents to reassure you that we are both here to support you at this difficult time.
Below is a suggested timetable of home learning for this week that we feel you may find useful. However, we appreciate that everyone has different circumstances so this timetable is flexible and is only a guide.
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Geography – Topic
|Times Table Rockstars
History – Topic
|Times Table Rockstars
Times Table Rockstars
All home learning will be uploaded to both the school app and the DOJO app. On the DOJO app there is a section called portfolios, this is where daily work will be set and can be submitted for marking and feedback. Please note, the portfolio area is only visible when on a desktop, laptop or tablet. The DOJO app gives you the option to download work and complete on screen. Alternatively, if you prefer work can be downloaded, printed at home, completed and then a picture can be taken and emailed across to email@example.com. We kindly ask any work sent across via email must have your child’s name and 4G written in the title to enable us to swiftly locate it.
If you are having any problems accessing or submitting home learning please do get in touch with us. We are here to help. Please also note all home learning will mirror what will be taking place in the classroom.
5.1.20 Tuesday’s Home learning:
As it has just been the Christmas holidays I would love to hear about what you got up to over Christmas! Therefore, today’s English activity is to write a recount of your Christmas. Remember when writing a recount we need to remember to use certain features. I have listed these below as a revision and a guide to help you when writing your recount.
Past tense – all verbs should be past tense as the event has already happened.
First person ‘I’ or ‘We’ – the recount is about you and your family.
Paragraphs – I would like you to write me three paragraphs today.
The first paragraph about Christmas Eve and all the excitement/anticipation before the big day. Second paragraph about Christmas Day. Lastly, a third paragraph about Boxing day.
Here are some questions to prompt you and help your writing:
Please complete your recount either on paper on the computer. I cannot wait to read them and hear what you have been up to.
This week we are starting multiplication. I would like you to discuss the relationship between division and multiplication. They are the inverse – discuss what the inverse means and how we know that division and multiplication are inverse methods (opposites). Discuss what key words and vocabulary we associate with multiplication. For example, lots of.
The written method we will be using for multiplication is column multiplication. I have attached two videos for you that model and explain how this method should be set out and used. The first video demonstrates and explains multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit. I would like you to watch this video first before completing any of the tasks below. The second video is a challenge again demonstrating and modelling multiplication but this time with 3 digits by 1 digit.
I have attached various activities with increasing challenge. Please choose an activity that is more suitable to your child. I would advise as it is the first lesson on multiplication to start with 2 digits by 1 digit multiplication. I have also attached a multiplication grid for those children that find their times table knowledge difficult. Please note you do not need to use this support worksheet it is there as a tool to use if needed. The first worksheet below is an expanded version of column multiplication and partitions/breaks down the written method to enable an answer to be worked out.
Times Table Rockstars:
Everyday this week we will be doing a times table rockstars activity to help develop and secure that all and important times table knowledge. You may find it useful to use the BBC Supermovers songs to help you get moving and practicing.
Geography – Topic:
I am sure you will all be excited to know that our new Topic for this term is the Romans! For today’s lesson we are going to look closely at where the Roman’s came from… Italy. Today’s activity involves map work and using an atlas (if you have one) or Google Earth/Maps on the internet to help you locate and label Italian cities, seas and surrounding countries to Italy.
I have attached two differentiated worksheets. As above, please choose an activity that is most suitable for your child.
Take care and thank you for your cooperation. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with any questions or concerns.
Mrs Wallis and Mrs Davidson