Fortnightly Learning

Fortnightly Learning

Based upon our experience of working with parents a two weekly schedule of Home Learning activities, outlines and objectives has proven the most useful. This is due, in our view, to the fact that parents are often too busy to 'check-in' on their child's learning, school website or learning goals each and every few days and hence, based upon experience and feedback, we aim to share children's learning goals on a fortnightly basis rather than weekly. Although, the outlines and objectives we share will be broken down into a weekly structure. A further rationale for this approach is that learning is not a 'linear' process, and hence allowing our students scope over the course of 7, 10, 14 or so days to grasp the essentials of any specific topic or target enables all learners to better meet the objectives set....

Week commencing 16th November 2020,

English

Year 1Year 2Year 3
  • Writing their own version of a story (Lila and the Secret of Rain)
  • Creating a Non Chronological report/Fact file on Kenya
  • Writing an informal letter
In Phonics: ‘ay’, ‘a-e’, ‘eigh’, ‘ea’, ‘e-e’, ‘ie’, ‘ey’, ‘y’
  • To hot seat a character in a non-fiction text
  • To write a diary entry in role
  • Analyse, visualise and artwork


  • To identify figurative language in text.
  • To use multi-clause sentences to write descriptively.
  • To analyse a character
  • To compose a diary
  • To summarise a chapter
  • To identify adjective, noun, noun phrase, determiners. 
  • To compose noun phrases
  • To compose a poem.

Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

This half term, children in Year 4 are reading a book called ’Oliver and the Sea Wig’ by Philip Reeve. Oliver and the Seawigs tells the story of Oliver and his explorer parents. ... But when lots of islands mysteriously appear in Deepwater Bay, and Oliver's parents go missing, he must head off on one more adventure to get them back. 

Children are doing following activities in the next two weeks:

  • To write a newspaper article based on Oliver and the Sea wigs
  • To explore and use the techniques of freeze frame, thought tracking.
  • To write an instruction leaflet.
  • To write a diary entry in role as Iris.
  • To write a letter in role as Stacey de Lacey.

This half term, children in Year 5 are reading a book called ’Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. The based on the boy during Victorian time, whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to find his famous children’s homes. Children are doing following activities in the next two weeks.

  • To show the understanding of points of view by writing in different role.
  • To take notes and produce a non-chronological report on the Workhouse.
  • To produce a piece of advice letter to Jim through conscious ally.
  • To create free verse poem on Jim’s escape from the warehouse.
  • To discover the child slavery during Victorian time.

  • To compose a kenning poem.
  • To use visual images to create meaning.
  • To write a diary entry in role as Rose.
  • To draw and annotate settings from the story to use in role play.

Maths

Year 1Year 2Year 3

Positions

Pupils will gain an understanding of positional language, as well as directional language for left and right.

Numbers to 20 

In this chapter, we look at numbers up to 20 focusing in particular on numbers between 10 and 20. Pupils will be able count and write to 20, compare and order numbers, and see patterns within 20.


Multiplication as equal groups. 

  • To be able to understand that multiplication is the same as repeated addition of equal groups.
  • Pupils will be able to know a way to do this quickly: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3, rather than counting all of them one by one. Is this the best way?
  • To be able to solve word problems involving multiplication.
  • To be able to solve word problems involving division.
  • To be able to solve word problems involving multiplication and division.
  • To be able to divide by 4 and 8.
  • To know 6,7 times table.
  • To be able to multiply multiples of 10 by a 1-digit number.
  • To be able to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number without regrouping.
  • To be able to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number without regrouping, using the standard methods.

Year 4Year 5Year 6

This half term, children in Year 4 will further develop their understanding of multiplication and division. They will learn how to divide and multiply by 1 and 0 and understand the law of commutativity. They will learn how to multiply three numbers together using prior knowledge of multiplication tables. Pupils will use their tables and knowledge of place value to multiply multiples of 10, leading to the multiplication of 2-digit numbers using short multiplication.

  • To be able to multiply and divide by 0 and 1.
  • to understand commutativity.
  • to multiply three numbers.
  • to multiply with multiples of 10.
  • To multiply 2-digit numbers without renaming.


This half term, children in Year 5 are solving word problems that involve multiple steps and a variety of operations. They begin the unit by simply choosing the correct operation before moving onto representing the key information using bar models.

  • To divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, using long division, short division and mental methods, that give rise to remainders.
  • To apply knowledge of multiplication and division of whole numbers to solve problems.
  • To solve word problems involving multiple operations; to be able to identify the operation needed to carry out the plan.
  • To solve word problems involving multiplication and division using bar models as the main heuristic.
  • To solve word problems involving multiple operations, identifying key information and representing information using bar model diagrams.
  • To be able to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places.
  • To be able to associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents for a simple fraction.
  • To be able to multiply 1-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by 1-digit whole numbers, without regrouping.