Monday 8th June

Good morning to you, Brainstorms. Hope you had a good weekend and you and your families are well! Continue to working hard on the tasks on this blog.

What did you design yesterday? Can’t wait to see some of them! Please send them in, together with your stories.

Here are some pieces of work sent in. I am really impressed by how hard some of you have been working throughout this time of Lockdown. Keep up the good work as you prepare yourselves for secondary school.

Today’s tasks:

Collective worship programme for the next couple of days

Theme: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Clink on the link below:

Let’s workout those muscles with ‘Billy Blanks Tae Bo® Exclusive Workout’

English: Using apostrophes for contractions can make your writing easier to read and more informal.

Remind yourself about apostrophes and how they are used for contraction by clicking on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrprkxs

Maths: In algebra, in order to learn how to find a rule with one and two steps, we need to use function machines.

Follow the link to learn how:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6296f

History: Follow the link below to examine who the Anglo-Saxons were and why they came to Britain.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxqkvwx

Don’t forget to read daily.

Friday 5th June

A very good morning to you, Brainstorms. Hope you are all well! It was nice to see some of you in school yesterday. I hope that as time goes by, you will adjust to the ‘New Normal’ and make the best of the last few weeks of your time at St John’s.

For those staying home, continue to working hard on the tasks on this blog. Don’t forget to read daily and do some exercise.

Here are your tasks to get you through today:

Follow the collective worship programme for the next couple of days

Theme: Every Child To Let Their Light Shine In Order To ‘Glorify Our Father In Heaven.’”

English: By now you should be developing your skills in story writing.

Now it’s time to plan and write your story. Work on it over the weekend. Make it a good one!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8dqp3

Maths: Friday is challenge day!

Here are a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjhhjsg

Design & Technology: When designing a product, whether on paper or digitally using computer aided design (CAD) software, there are several different design skills you can utilise.

Use this link to learn the basics of design skills. Let’s see what you will come up with.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdp9d6f

Thursday 4th June

Good morning Brainstorms. Hope you are all well! Today I will be seeing some of you at school. Please send me all the pieces of writing I haven’t yet received to see if you have made some progress since Lockdown. This will help me to update my assessment, should in case your writing has get better.

Here’s TB’s & SI’s Art work sent in. Well done!

For those staying home, here are your tasks to get you through the day:

Follow the collective worship programme from yesterday.

English: Learn how to write a story using parenthesis.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm7w7nb

Maths: Learn how to find percentages of amounts with an efficient method.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxnv82

PSHE: Continue with ‘The Growth Mindset and Wellbeing’ lesson – live BBC teach. Continue the video from point 19:30 to the end and learn about taking care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Follow the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/growth-mindset-and-wellbeing-lesson/z4g4382

Don’t forget to do some exercise as part of your wellbeing.

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning Brainstorms. What glorious sunshine this week; hope you are making the best of it! Yesterday’s job is done and we have set up the class ready for Thursday.  I do hope you were able to complete yesterday’s tasks.

Today I will be calling those of you on my list for Mon, Tues & Wed to check on the tasks I have set so far. Like I said yesterday, this blog will continue for those who will not be going in to school. Please continue with work at home. Those who will be going in to school can also attempt some of the tasks as homework.

Please send me some of the fantastic work you have been doing so I can upload them on to the blog. Thank you!

Here are today’s tasks:

Let’s start with collective worship

Theme – God is Above All

How would you describe a flower? What adjectives would you use? And now how would you describe a war between two people or countries? These two contrasting images are in Psalm 46. What does God do to both? He plants the flowers and He bans wars and breaks weapons. We are told to see: God is there involved in both; in creating the delicate and in stopping the destructive. Where is God, we may ask… He is there, involved.

English: To learn how to use settings and fronted adverbials.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv67xyc

Maths: To order and compare fractions, decimals and percentages by converting them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkw2fr

Science: All animals, including humans, are born, they get older and bigger and some will go on to have children. In the end, all animals die. We call this a life cycle.

Watch this short clip to learn about life cycles.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ww7nb

Art: Rock paper Scissors – continue with your design and send it in once it is completed.

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning Brainstorms. It was my first day back at school yesterday; we have set up the class for the number of children coming in this week. We continue today. Hope you were able to complete yesterday’s tasks. This blog will continue for those who will not be going in to school. Please continue with work at home. Those who will be going in to school can also attempt some of the tasks as homework.

Here are today’s tasks:

English: Learn how to create characters and complex sentences.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvmw7nb

Maths: Learn how to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjckjp3

Geography: Much of the world’s energy is produced by burning fossil fuels such as oilcoal and gas. These natural resources are formed from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago. They are used to power everything from planes to gas cookers.

Learn about fossil fuels and renewable energy from the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr9ckmn

Art: Rock paper Scissors – Follow the link to find out what you need to do this week. Send me your design and I will send it in to Betsy.

Monday 1st June

Good Morning Brainstorms. It is the beginning of a new month, JUNE. Hope you’ve had a restful half term. By now you should have completed and edited all writing pieces and written out neatly. Fortunately/unfortunate, I will be going in to school today to start setting up for those of you who will be returning on Thursday. In the meantime, here are some activities for you all to get on with.

PE: 5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

English: Synonyms are words with the same or similar meanings and antonyms are words with opposite meanings that are useful for descriptive story writing. Learn how to use synonyms and antonyms.

Watch this clip for a quick reminder of antonyms and synonyms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z63ny9q

Maths: Learn how to turn a fraction into a percentage.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvcny9q

History: The last Roman soldiers left Britain in 410 AD. New people arrived in ships from across the North Sea – the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon age in Britain was from around the departure of the Romans to 1066.

Learn about who the Anglo Saxons were and how they lived. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bkjp3

PSHE: How can you cope with feeling angry? Watch this clip and think about how you can put what you learn from it into practise.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcd4d2p

Friday 22nd May

Good morning Brainstorms. It was another lovely day yesterday and I do hope you spent some time enjoying it. Guess what I had for breakfast this morning! You are right, but not the plain ones we use to have in class, cinnamon & raisin authentic New York style bagel! What did you have/will you be having for breakfast this morning?

Here’s your final collective worship order for this half term.

PE: Let’s stretch those bones out again a little bit with ‘Kids workout’ with Maurice.

What else is in store? Check it out!

English: Using the book ‘A Pocketful Of Stars’ you will learn how to investigate a text, compare extracts and to write from a character’s perspective. Please follow this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvhhnrd

Maths: Friday is challenge day! Here are a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! Please follow this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z489d6f

Music: Learn about composing music using found sounds and music technology.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdh8jhv

It is important you spend the half term finishing off all pieces of writing and edit using this check list. How can you make each one better? Click on each page to enlarge.

HAPPY HALF TERM!