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The Bishops' C of E Learning Academy

Summer 2 distance learning

Welcome to our Summer term 2 distance learning page. This page will be updated each week with suggested tasks and activities for you to have a go at. Please watch any video clips posted and choose which activities you would  like to have a go at.  Remember to contact me using class dojo. Some pieces of work can be submitted on google classroom too.
 
Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th June
Our Christian value this term is courage. This follows on nicely from last terms value of trust. If we trust in God, He can give the courage to face the trials we face in life and help us when we need it.
Memory verse: 

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Challenge - Can you memorise this verse?

 

This week's Bible story is the story of Pentecost. Pentecost is when we remember God's Holy Spirit coming upon the apostles. Watch the video clip below, have a look at the little reflection and then choose any of the suggested activities.

 
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That same Holy Spirit is with us today and although he doesn’t necessarily enable us to speak in different languages, we know that God is with us through his spirit. He comforts and guides us and will never leave us. Incredible!
 
Task 1: Can you find out how to say and write 'Jesus loves you very much' in different languages? Google translate will help with this!
 
Task 2: Draw or paint an image of what you think the moment that the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples might have looked like. 
 
Maths
Below, you will find a powerpoint, worksheet which matches the powerpoint and an answer sheet for 2 maths lessons about fractions. 
Fractions of an amount
Subtracting fractions
 
Literacy
 
You have learnt about fronted adverbials in school. Below, you will find a powerpoint to work through and some worksheets too. If you are unable to print out the worksheets, look through the powerpoint to get a good grasp of this important writing skill and then write a detailed recount of your half term week, using as many different types of fronted adverbial as you can.
 
Well being 
Feeling good about yourself and helping others to do the same is so important. Check out the document below and maybe have a go at some of the suggested activities.
 
A story about worrying
I don't know about you, but I'm a really bad worrier and I know I shouldn't be because God is always with me. Click on this link to find a short, simple online book about worrying. 
 
Suggested Timetable - Summer 2 - Week 2 - 8th June 
 I have attached a suggested timetable for you to help you plan your day
Week beginning 8th June
The theme for this week is a bit different from the usual themes. Much of the tasks are going to be based on meerkats. Scroll down through the suggested activities which are organised by subject, watch the various video clips (I love the short film 'Catch it') and choose which you would like to do. Hopefully you will be able to do some of them independently but for others, you might need a little support.
 
 
RE and our Christian value - Courage
 

Every Thursday evening at 8 o’clock for the last 10 weeks, people all over the country have gone outside their front doors to applaud the NHS workers who are being so brave in their fight to look after people suffering from Corona virus, risking their own health in the process. Other key workers such as delivery drivers, cleaners and shop workers are also showing real courage as they try to continue their work so that we can still try to live as normal a life as possible.

 

Memory verse for Courage:

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

 

Task 1: Make a poster to show this memory verse. Maybe you could display it in your window for others to see.

 

Watch the video clip below and think about where Joshua and Caleb show courage.

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Moses led the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. They were heading for the promised land – God was leading them there. 12 spies were sent into Canaan to then report back to Moses and the people about what was there but 10 came back feeling very afraid as there were some other very unfriendly people there. Joshua and his friend Caleb were courageous as they stood up for what they knew was right- God was leading them there after all. When Moses died, Joshua led the Israelites.

 

Reflection:

Joshua had the courage to stand up for what he believed and knew was right. Can we have that same courage? He knew and trusted that God was with them!

 

Task 2: Write an acrostic poem for COURAGE. This could be submitted on google classroom or dojo if you wish.

 

Task 3: An interview with Joshua. If you could meet Joshua, what 5 questions would ask him about his experiences in this story? This could be submitted on google classroom or dojo if you wish.

Maths
 
 
For this week's maths we are focusing on decimals. This is a natural progression from fractions. See the links below for the power points, activity sheet and answers. You may need some support from an adult with this.
 
1. Recognising tenths and hundredths
2. Tenths as decimals
3. Tenths on a place value grid
4. Tenths on a number line
Home learning pack:
 
This document include some maths and various Spag activities
Literacy
 
This week's SPaG work is based on expanded noun phrases. Please work through the power point about this and then have a go at any of the worksheets that takes your fancy. If you're unable to print out any worksheet, for most of them you can just complete the sheet on a separate piece of paper or in your work book. You might wish to submit this to me on dojo.
 
 
Literacy - continued
Watch this short and funny film and then choose between any of the tasks you might want to have a go at.
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Follow up tasks:
1. Create a cartoon strip of the story - this can be submitted on dojo.
2. There is no narrative or dialogue in the film. Have a go at actually writing is as a story. Remember to try and include expanded noun phrases. This can be submitted on Google classroom.
3. Drama - can you create a freeze frame of any of the scenes from the film? You may need to use other people in your house or maybe some soft toys to help you with this. Post any of your efforts on dojo!
4. Look at the image below or pause the film after 4 seconds. Write a detailed description of this setting remembering to included expanded noun phrases. Include what you might hear as well as what you can see. You can submit this on Google classroom if you wish. 
 
Art:
 
1. Can you draw a picture of a meerkat or maybe you could draw several of them living in their natural habitat. See the instructions below.
 
2. Make a 3-D meerkat. If you are able to, print out the document below and see if you can make a model meerkat.
Research task:
What can you find out about meerkats? Create a fact file or design a poster which explains all about these cute little creatures. Try to include their natural habitat, diet, type of animal that they are,  behaviour and any other interesting facts you can find out. This can be submitted on google classroom or dojo. Click on the 2 fun links below to both entertain you and tell a little more about them.
 
Andy's Safari Adventures
 
 
Andy's funky song about meerkats
 
 
 
Spellings 
 
See below for the link to our weekly spellings to practice with handwriting
Reading Comprehension 
 
In the link below is a Reading Comprehension - complete this over the week and combine with your daily reading
Week beginning 15th June
 
This week we will be starting our topic on The Vikings. Below, you will find a suggested time table followed by a section for each subject with links to youtube clips, worksheets and suggestions for activities. Remember to keep reading at home and if your book is on accelerated reader, please have a go at quizzing it.
 
Any key worker children who are in school will also be working through the various activities listed.
RE
 

Memory verse for Courage:

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – (Joshua 1:9)

This week our Bible story that illustrates the value, Courage is the story of Rahab and the spies. Watch the video below and think about where and how Rahab shows courage. What was it that gave her that courage do you think?

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Joshua sent 2 people into Jericho to see what the forces were like there before they wanted to invade. Rahab took the spies into her home and hid them when the king’s soldiers came looking. It took courage to do this!

 

REFLECTION:

Rahab was faithful to God and had the courage to hide the spies. God will give us the courage to sometimes do things which might, at first seem a little scary!

 

Activities:

1)    Think about something that you might have done that was a bit scary but you had the courage to go through with it – draw or paint a picture of yourself doing it.

 

2)   Imagine you were one of the spies that Rahab hid. Write her a letter, telling her what it meant to you that she protected you and saved you from being caught by the king. You might want to thank her!

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Maths
 
This weeks maths has been split into 4 sessions (or lessons). They are:
session 1 - dividing 1 digit by 10
session 2 - dividing 2 digits by 10
session 3 - hundredths
session 4 - hundredths as decimals
 
If you complete each session before the end of the week, you might then like to just look through the powerpoints again to review them.
Watch the clip below to set the scene for this term's topic about The Vikings.
Literacy
 
Please click on the link below to give you the details for this weeks story writing task for literacy.
Please see the links below for this week's SPaG (spelling punctuation and grammar) activities which are based on using the apostrophe for possession. You may want to spend 2-3 sessions on this. Don't forget to do the 'reading book' challenge explained in the power point.
Reading comprehension
 
Click on the link below to give youa reading comprehension task about our topic.
 
Don't forget that you can request a code from me to access books via an app you can download called 'borrow box'. Here is a link to the app:
Home learning pack
 
This contains both Maths and Literacy activities.
Science
 

Introduction to our topic – Electricity.

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about electricity. This week we are going to think about what electricity is, and where it comes from.

 

Go through the powerpoint and have a go at the accompanying activities. For the mind map (explained on the power point), just use a blank piece of paper or a page of your workbook.

 

The work sheet is differentiated so please choose the one that you think you can do, but will also be challenged a little with.

Art
 
Make your own Viking Helmet - this can your design and choice.  This project is designed to last for two weeks to make the best product that you can.  See below for an idea if you are stuck
Geography
 
Click on the link below which will give you details about this week's geography lesson.
History
 
Click on the link below to give you details about this week's history lesson.
Week beginning 22nd June
 
 
Very exciting this week as in 'normal' times we would have been having a Cornwall School Games and attending an Olympic type meeting to take part in athletic challenges.  In its place we now have the Virtual Cornwall School Games.  See the activities below and record your scores and times and challenge yourself.
 
We will be continuing with the theme of The Vikings.  Please follow the suggested timetable if you would like some guidance on what to do when.  The subheadings list the different subject areas and you will find the work in these sections. 
RE - Our Christian value
 
Courage:
This week's bible story is the story of Esther. Watch the video clip below and think about how Esther shows courage.
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The evil king Xerses and Haman wanted to kill Modecai and the rest of the Jewish people. Esther, one of the kings wives, who was secretly a Jew, had the courage to go to the king without being summoned (which could have resulted in death) to plead for the Jewish people. The king agreed to her request.

 

Reflection:

Esther was faced with a dilemma but had the courage to face what could have meant death. We’ll probably never have a dilemma quite like this but God can give us the courage to sometimes not take the easy option but to do the right thing, even if it is harder to do.

 

 Activities: 

1) What dilemmas have you faced before? How did you decide what to do?  What dilemmas have you faced before? How did you decide what to do? Talk about this with an adult or anybody else around you. Ask an adult if they can think of a dilemma that they have faced and what helped them decide which option to take.

 

2) Create a cartoon strip of the story of Esther.

Art
 
Viking Helmet - see the link below to make your own viking helmet.  This is the second week this is available as it may take some time to design and complete.  Please send pictures via dojo of your finished article.
Geography
 
Geography this week is based on the climate in the Scandinavian countries - click on the link below to answer some questions.
History
 
For this week's history, click the link below for the instructions you'll need.
Home Learning packs
 
Click the link below to access this weeks home learning packs for Maths and SPaG.
Maths
 
This weeks maths is as follows:
session 1 - hundredths on a place value grid
session 2 - dividing 1 and 2 digits by 100
session 3 - make a whole
session 4 - write decimals
session 5 - compare decimals
 
Each session includes a power point, worksheet and and answers.
Literacy
 
This week's literacy is explanation texts - How to make a viking long boat.
SPaG - Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
 
Click on the links below. This week's focus is inverted commas
Reading comprehension
 
Here are 5 comprehensions - 1 for each day of the week
Science 

This week’s science lesson is all about types of electricity and electrical safety.

Work through the powerpoint carefully. One of the slides says to work with a partner but you can easily do this on your own. If you want to save printing the ‘appliance cards’ you could just look at them on the screen and then sort them.

Make sure you have a go at the task at the end by clicking on the house and then having a go at the electrical safety activity.

When you have finished, your extra task is to create an electrical safety poster, informing younger children of what they should and shouldn’t do to stay safe with electrical appliances.

Virtual Cornwall School Games Challenge Cards
 
Have a go at the activities on these cards.  Challenge yourself to beat your scores or times each day.  Send pictures to me so that I can see your efforts.  Have fun.
Week beginning 29th June
 
Hi everyone! Here's your new week of learning activities and tasks. You might want to have a look at the suggested timetable below to guide how you organise your days and week.
R.E

 

Memory verse for Courage:

 

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – (Joshua 1:9)

 

This weeks bible story is

David and Goliath

 

This is a really famous bible story and one that demonstrates courage so clearly. Watch the video clip and think about what it was that gave David the courage to stand up to Goliath. 

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A battle was about to take place between the Philistines and the people of God. The plan was a 1 vs 1 battle and the winner takes all. The Philistines had a giant of a man named Goliath and all the Israelites were afraid. Up stepped the brave little shepherd boy, David, who killed him with his sling shot. 

  

Reflection:

 

In life, we often face a bit of a Goliath – a task that seems huge. With a little faith (even as small as a mustard seed), God can give us the courage to battle and defeat the troubles we may face.  

Activities:

1) Find 5 smooth stones (or cut some out of card) and on each one write the following words ‘THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD’. Keep these in a safe place to remind you that when you face a ‘goliath’ in your life, God will help you through it.  

 

2) Imagine you are King Saul. Write a letter to David telling him what it means to you and all the people when he defeated Goliath. Make sure you thank him and include any questions that you might ask him.

Home learning pack
 
These are always such a useful resource. Click the link below to access this weeks work.
Maths
 
There are 3 sessions to work through this week. 
1 - halves and quarters
2 - ordering decimals
3 - rounding decimals
Choose whether to go through the powerpoint or go straight to the worksheet before checking the answers.
Literacy  and spellings
 
This week in Literacy we will focus on the Raid of Lindisfarne.  Read the information below and also the information in the History section further down this page.  Then write your own diary write as though you are child living at that time.  Use the power point to help you plan and write this.
 
For this weeks spellings, please refer to the document posted in previous weeks learning. Use the words from the weekly list to practice your handwriting too.
SPAG/GPS
 
This weeks spelling, punctuation and grammar focus' on pronoun. Begin by going through the power point and then have a go at the other worksheets
Reading
 
Reading is so important as yo all know so please remember to read anything at home that you fancy. If it's on accelerated reader then please quiz it. Below, you will find this week's reading comprehension exercises. 
Geography
 
See the links below for some ideas of geography based tasks on the theme of vikings.
Art
 
This week in Art look at the powerpoint below and listen to the talking.  It is your choice to design a Viking Sheild, Boat Figurehead or a piece of jewellery.  The powerpoint should give you some ideas of design.
History 
 
This week in History the focus is on Lindisfarne - look at the power point and information and complete the worksheet.
History 
 
This week in History the focus is on Lindisfarne - look at the power point and information and complete the worksheet.
Science
 
This week we continue to learn about electricity. Click the link below for the powerpoint and activity. The worksheet may be tricky to do as home as it requires you to use various electrical components but please feel free to have a little look at it anyway.
Week beginning 6th July
 
Only a couple of weeks to go until the end of the academic year - where has the time gone? This week we continue in the same way as in previous weeks. Click on the links for each subject to see what's in store this week. Don't forget to submit things on class dojo - it's so good to see the kinds of things you get up to.

RE

 

Memory verse for Courage:

 

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – (Joshua 1:9)

 

This week’s bible story is: Paul’s shipwreck and trip to Rome

 

Watch the video clip below and think about what gave Paul his courage when in the middle of the storm.
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Paul had been arrested and was being sent to Rome for a trial. He warned the crew of the ship that it would be a very dangerous trip, but they didn’t listen to him and set sail anyway. There was a long storm, and they ran out of food. But Paul told them that an angel had appeared to him and said that no one would die, because Paul had to appear in Rome. The angel said, “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.” So Paul told the men to have courage. He told them that the ship will be destroyed, but they would be safe.

 

Reflection:

Message: Paul told the others on the boat to have courage and that God would rescue them. Sometimes, we should encourage others to be brave and have courage – maybe to try something new or to persevere with something difficult.

 

 

Activity:

Diary writing. Imagine that you were one of the crew on board the ship with Paul and you survived – but only just. Write your diary entry the following day explaining what happened, how you felt and maybe what you learnt from the whole experience with Paul.

Maths
 
For this week's maths we focus on money. There are 4 powerpoints and accompanying worksheets below as follows:
1 - pounds and pence
2 - estimating money
3 - 4 operations
4 - order money
Literacy
 
The powerpoint below teaches you about viking gods. Look through the information and have a go at writing a character description of each.
 
SPaG
 
This week I thought you could have a go at a variety of year 4 punctuation and grammar questions. Click on the document below to access the work.
Reading comprehension
 
Click the links below for this week's comprehension tasks
Science
 
This week, we continue to focus on the topic, electricity. click on the links below to find out about switches in an electric circuit. Click on the word document link 'science - switches' first, to give you some guidance.
Geography
 
Find out about Viking Runes - look at the powerpoint - there are some activities and a video link in it.  Then use the worksheet to have a go writing your name in Runes.
 
History
 
Viking Gods - the Vikings worshipped different gods.  Have a look at the powerpoint and then use the worksheet to create your own Viking God. 
Art 
 
In art this week create your own mosaic. This could be in the style of the Vikings, Greeks, Romans or something of your choice
Home learning pack
 
Here's this weeks home learning pack - remember, it includes both literacy and maths activities, 1 per day.