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Work for Tuesday 2nd March 2021



Normally on a Tuesday morning, we would have a PE lesson with Mr. Parsons. It is really important that the children continue to have regular physical activity, so I will be setting PE as an activity on a Tuesday morning. You may decide to use this time to go for a walk or a run as a family, or you may have some good activities that you can do at home. I have included a link to a great website that has lots of really good ideas for PE activities that can easily be done at home. Choose the activity or activities that work for you, you can focus on one or try a few - it's up to you. Have fun!



On Tuesdays, we focus on our Mental Arithmetic strategies in maths. These are strategies that we can mostly do in our heads, or without needing to use a formal written method. I have included a Bronze, Silver and Gold activity sheet for the children to complete. See how many questions they can complete without any help, and then look at their answers and the strategies that they have used together. If they have made any mistakes, try and encourage them to go back and correct them.



On Tuesdays, we have a focused grammar lesson, where we learn about the structure of writing. There is a video to watch first, which will support the children in completing their Bronze, Silver or Gold activity sheets. Today we are learning about using adjectives in a sentence. There is a video to watch first with some follow-up activities, then there is an activity sheet to complete. 



Today we are going to practice our spellings in preparation for our spelling test on Friday. The spellings for this week can be found in the Homework Folder, or on Friday's Home Learning page. The activity today is the same for each spelling group, but they need to focus on their own spellings for their spelling/phonics group.



Each day, I will be adding some reading resources to the class webpage, choose the level of text that is appropriate for your child from the Gold, Silver and Bronze options. The text shouldn't take very long to read, but your child might need to read and then reread the text before answering the related questions. The answer sheets are for an adult to check the answers if your child is working independently. Please keep encouraging your child to read as often and as widely as possible in addition to the tasks set online.



Our art this term is linked to our topic of Plants, with a particular focus on the artist Van Gogh. Today we are going to watch a video about some of Van Gogh's paintings. Once you have watched the video, have a look at one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, Sun Flowers. You can see that he has used lots of light colours to paint it. Why do you think this is? I have divided a copy of this painting into squares, I would like you to choose one square to copy and colour. Make sure that you copy each detail carefully and think about the colours that you will need to use. You could use colouring pencils, pastels, paints or anything else that you have at home.