Spring Term

Home Learning

Our main learning platform during lockdown is Purple Mash. Check your 2Dos and alerts each day. I will also post  instructions and guidance on the class blog and on Facebook each day  (for your parents to view). The expectation is that you do at least 3 hours of work every day: 1 hour of Maths, 1 hour of English and 1 hour of topic work e.g. Geography, History, Art.
 
We have some excellent pre-recorded maths lessons for you to watch. Maths specialists from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) will guide you through the lesson. There will be a new Maths video lesson to watch each day and questions/activities to complete. This will be set as a 2Do and a photograph of finished work should be uploaded.   I will also add additional activities from Purple Mash, as well as links to IXL. Please let me know what you think of these videos.
 
For English, you will read a chapter of an online story each day and answer the comprehension questions. There will usually be a writing task linked to the chapter too, for you to complete.
 
In addition, I may direct you to other websites such as Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize. 
 
Spellings will be uploaded to Spelling Shed and you should continue to practise times tables on TTRockstars, along with some word work on Lexia or for those who have completed Lexia, we have the new PowerUp. 
 
This term we will be learning about some inspirational people in our RE lessons, completing our history work on the Ancient Maya, designing and making bridges in Art and DT, learning how to talk about our hobbies and favourite sports in French, making our own games using coding software, mapping skills in geography and for our science work we will be learning about different forces. 
 
Please keep in touch by email (either on Purple Mash or class5@st-james-hyde.tameside.sch.uk) and share your work on the class blog. We also have a “Sharing News” blog which you can use to keep in touch with friends. Please let me know, if you need any help with work or are finding it difficult to access. 
 
Stay safe.