Leonard's 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' Learning Zone
Here you will find a list of subject specific and general activity ideas and resources to view and download. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Another epic battle took place last week with Y4 taking on the mighty Y5! But again, those Y4s proved unbeatable with an incredible 14,977 vs 12,976.
Most useful players in Y4 were: Mia, Isla and Lyla, with Annabelle, Tilly and Zach highly commended. In Y5, most useful players were Imogen, Finlay H and Henry, with Scarlett, Oliver W and Emily C. highly commended.
As you’ve probably already seen on the website, on Tuesday there will be a Gloucestershire-wide TTRS tournament, pitching all the schools in the region against each other, so I’m not setting any class tournaments for next week! It starts Tuesday 12th and ends Thursday 14th so in that time try to accumulate as many points as you can – the class with the highest number of correct scores per pupil will win. Let’s help Leonard Stanley to be up there on the leaderboard – I know you can do it! Best of luck – Mrs C.
Also – an update on TTRS!
‘Wow – what an epic battle this week as Y4 took on the mighty Y5! And the winners are…
YEAR 4!!!! Y4 scored a superb 18,121 against Y5’s 17,649.
Top players for Y4 were all girls (come on boys – let’s see your efforts!) with Mia, Annabelle and Isla taking on the title of most useful players with Lilie, Lyla and Tilly highly commended!
For Y5, Henry, Finlay H. and Imogen were most useful players, with Emily C., Oliver W and Scarlett highly commended.
I’ve set up a new battle which will start at 0830 hours on Monday – it was a close run thing last week..who will be victorious next week??! Good luck to everyone taking part (so lovely to see how many of you are entering our weekly challenge!) Mrs C.’
‘Bonjour tout le monde! Some of you have asked if I could post some more French for you to do. This document will take you on a virtual tour of a French town! I hope you enjoy trying it out!’
Y4 – Girls are smashing the boys again – 10,572 against 5,972.
Top scorers for the girls – Mia, Annabelle, Tilly
Top scorers for the boys – Manny, Josh, Zach
Highly commended players for the girls – Isla, Betsy and Lilie
..and for the boys Alby and Dimitrie.
Results of last weeks TTRS challenge!
In Y4, the girls were victorious scoring 2008 against the boys score of 1285. Manny, Dimitrie and Zach were the most useful boy players – well done boys! For the girls, Annabelle, Mia and Lelah contributed the most – fantastic work ladies! Another battle commences on Monday – are you ready to play your part?
I hope you are all well and keeping busy!
Are you reading every day? You can read so many different things!
Books, magazines, comics, instructions for making something or cooking and baking.
You can read instructions to play games, notes or messages from your friends and family – try to read a little every day.
You can keep up with your reading passports in your reading record books. Colour in a circle each week when you have read at least 3 times (but try and read every day!)
Maybe you can get your reading record signed too – no need for daily comments just a weekly signature.
Sending you and your families a smile and all good wishes.
Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Here are some more bits for you – someone asked for a copy of the Y3/4 statutory word list (a list of spellings that all lower KS2 children are expected to know by the end of Y4), and I’ve also been asked for some French, so here is a word mat all about Pets so that you can practise some of the phrases we have learnt so far.
I’d also like to set you a creative challenge! If you haven’t already done so, I’d like you to create a Rainbow Poster to display in a window at the front of your house with a motivational message to cheer up all the people that pass by on their daily walk. If you can take a picture of it and send it to: email@example.com I can share it with Miss Bahia and Mrs Hill, who would love to see your pictures too.
COVID-19 Daily Schedule
Hello everyone! I thought I’d post this for those of you who’d like an idea of a daily timetable to follow. I like this model because it has a good mix of learning time, exercise time and creative time – feel free to adapt it to suit your own family. Hope you find it useful. Keep learning! Mrs C.
We have sent home a pack of English and Maths activities – and answers! – to keep the children busy at home during this difficult time. If you would like to work on alternative activities that is completely fine and encouraged.
In the English pack there is an Easter activity booklet, including poetry, sentence work, grammar and comprehension. For Maths we have included the information given out at the Maths Calculation evening, times tables poster and grid (as used in school) and a maths activity booklet which covers everything we have done in class. We will be posting further information and work on this page in due course depending on the length of the proposed closure.
Gloucestershire Virtual School Games Challenge 3
Get involved! Deadline end of play 8th July. Have a go at the three throwing challenges. You’ll need balls, plastic bottles, a marker and a stopwatch. Please submit your personal best to Mr. B via email by end of play Wednesday 8th July. Good luck!
For all Challenge information please view/download the Gloucestershire Virtual School Games Target Challenge 3.
Gloucestershire Virtual School Games Challenge 2
Get involved! Deadline end of play 1st July. How many km can you and your family travel? Using any exercise tracking App. Walk, cycle, run or scoot. Using an exercise App to track distance covered. E.g. family of 4 going on a 5K walk will equal 20K in total. Please submit your honest totals to Mr. B via email by end of play Thursday 25th June. Good luck!
Summer Reading Challenge – Join the Silly Squad!
This amazing creative writing competition is back for an incredible 10th year. If you like writing stories and fancy winning some awesome prizes, this is the competition for you! What is the Summer Reading Challenge? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. For more information, and to sign up your child to become a member of the ‘Silly Squad’, go to the Summer Reading Challenge website.
• Practise handwriting
• Practise spelling and punctuation
• Write a story including paragraphs, speech marks and adjectives in your EWOK book
• Write an explanation text using headings, technical words and conjunctions
• Read books! Listen to and discuss stories
• Times tables – especially Times Tables Rock Stars (www.ttrockstars.com) – Children’s log-ins are on their yellow reading record (although most know theirs off by heart!)
• Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• Adding and subtracting money and giving change
• Telling the time to the nearest 5 mins/using the 12 and 24 hour clock
• Create a fact poster / PowerPoint to present at school all about Rivers and Canals
• Research our new topic – the Mayans – and present your findings in a creative way!
Many children will be using the internet during school closures and it is important to be vigilant and aware to keep safe online.
Please refer to this Keeping Safe Online document for guidance.
Gloucestershire County Council Online Resources for Parents – Includes resources support for the following: mental health and wellbeing, curriculum, reading, writing, STEM, culture & creativity, PE & sport, SEN and geography & history.
BBC Bitesize KS2 Specific Lessons
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
Fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics
Government guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home
Government guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home
Learning About Online Safety at Home – Activity Packs
Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council Home Learning Resources
Year 4 Home Learning Pack
Fitness & Wellbeing
Week Challenge 1 – 6th April
Week Challenge 2 – 13th April
Week Challenge 3 – 20th April
Week Challenge 4 – 27th April
Week Challenge 5 – 4th May
Week Challenge 6 – 11th May
Week Challenge 7 – 18th May
Half Term Challenge – 25th May
Week Challenge 9 – 1st June
Week Challenge 10 – 8th June
Week Challenge 11 – 15th June
Week Challenge 12 – 22nd June
Maths Challenge Mat 2 with Answers
Tell the Time to the Nearest Minute
Maths Challenge Mat 1 with Answers
White Rose Maths – White Rose Maths have teamed up with BBC bitesize to create daily lessons for every year group throughout the summer term. There are video explanations, activities and answers. As teachers, we use White Rose Maths to plan our lessons anyway, so we can only highly recommend this for daily Maths learning at home.
Hamilton Learn at Home Packs are some useful downloadable daily English and Maths resources for your children to work on if they wish. These are not compulsory, but if anyone has already completed their activity pack and would like an additional challenge, these are ideal!
Bob Hartman’s weekly bible story (new story every Monday) – Bob writes our ‘Open the Book’ stories used in School
Y4 Story Mountain
Amazing Aliens Talk for Writing Unit
Mission Possible Talk for Writing Unit
Grammar and Punctuation Challenge Cards 2 with Answers
Grammar and Punctuation Challenge Cards with Answers
Pobble365 – One picture. One teaching resource. Every day. (English)
Gloucestershire Libraries online resources references for Parents
Gloucestershire Libraries eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines – Library Members
Key Words Lists All Year Groups
Y4 Statutory Word List
Hamilton Learn at Home Packs
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Action for Children – Mental health resources and information
Young Minds – ‘Take Time Out’
Mind – Information for young people
Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Action for Happiness – Find three good things each day
Everybody Worries – A picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus
Wellbeing Dice Challenge – Complete the challenge sheet with activities and ideas to improve your wellbeing
Alphabet Bingo Workout
60 Second Personal Challenges
Healthy A-Z Activity Sheet
Nandos Calorie Workout
School Games Challenges
School Games Challenges Answers
Sportshall Home Pentathlon
Stroud District Sports Games Activity Parent Pack
Facts4Life ‘Work for Home Learning’ Resources
Keep calm and carry on learning! We look forward to being back to normality very soon. Stay safe and healthy everyone.
Mrs Christie, Miss Bahia and Mrs Hill