Wheal Luna

Any links to learning will be on the overview and on the seesaw app, each day
Home Learning for the 2020-2021 academic year.
This year while your child is not in school, we will email home a weekly home learning overview for your child. The overview will give you activities to do with your child, and the relevant internet links to help them. Some links and activities will require children to write on paper, but this can be done on any paper and just photographed and uploaded to Seesaw. Maths will consist of a video that needs pausing (it tells you when to do this) and your child can answer the questions on paper, again please photograph and upload to Seesaw. The overview will have the internet links your child will need each day on the sheet, however they will also be on seesaw each day in the morning video. When your child requires login details they will be on the login card that we have supplied you. 
Paper printed packs are available and will be outside school for collection each Monday from 8am.
Please don't forget to upload your work to Seesaw!
Mathematics Links: 
TT Rockstars
  • White Rose Maths for daily lesson - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ for the year 5 children or  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ for the year 6 children.
  • If struggling with the above extra help and practice games/activities can be found at www.mathsisfun.com or www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11 
  • For daily fluency activities to consolidate basic skills use Numeracy Ninjas. A sheet or activity a day is more than enough http://www.numeracyninjas.org/?page_id=165 
  • 99 Club - We are doing this in class on Wednesdays or Fridays. Children get 5 minutes to do their level, until they get on to 121 club (which is 10 minutes). Anyone wanting to complete at home just send a message/email and we'll email a copy or we can link it to seesaw. We will enclosed 1 copy in the week's work pack. In Wheal Luna the children need to get full marks 3 times before moving up.
Spelling Links and Resources
  Please find the spellings for the current half term below.
During Lockdown we will also supply a LOOK COVER SAY WRITE CHECK sheet for children to practice, sometimes a wordsearch.
Spelling Shed
  • Spelling shed is a platform for children to learn how to spell through challenge and repetition. All children should have a password (Year 1-6) https://play.edshed.com/
  • Please use this, it really helps them remember their spellings. Try to use 2-3 times a week. We can see when children use the app.
  • Some children need targeted help so they might have 2 levels of spelling set, 1 so they know what is expected of their year group and 1 set at their level or for revision of spelling rules.
Reading links and resources: 
A small selection of reading books will be outside school on a Monday in a box , place returned books in the spare box for quarantine. Do not take books from this box
Reading Theory
Reading Comprehension at least once a week
  • Please see your email or home learning pack for the reading comprehension and answers for this week
  • some children have differentiated comprehension tasks that can also be found below
Topic/Project Learning, Links and resources.
This term our topic is called "Darwin's Delights!". 
We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.
Although they have been emailed, some resources you might need are below.  Please do check your learning overview for your tasks each week.
Our Art focus for this topic is observational drawing, concentrating on sketching, shading techniques, pen and ink but we will also cover symmetrical patterns with our Islamic art in RE
Islam - What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?